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Chinese League of Justice of America miscellany, 1909-1910.
AAS ARC 2000/43
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Chinese League of Justice of America miscellany, 1909-1910


Worley, Franklin B., creator


Chinese League of Justice of America


Contains typescript reports of July 26 and Oct. 8, 1909 made by the League's attorney, Franklin B. Worley, regarding his activities in response to negative publicity against the Chinese, particularly concerning the Chinese mission schools and the reported murder of Elsie Siegel by Leon Ling. Includes Bulletin No. 1, issued by the League on Sept. 1, 1909, devoted to a discussion of statements made by Sir Robert Hart, for many years an official in China, concerning Chinese converting to Christianity. Also includes a letter, dated Aug. 20, 1910, from Charles S. Whitman, District Attorney for New York county, enclosing a copy of a report from the Police Commissioner in response to complaints against the showing of the picture, "The Chinatown Trunk Mystery," based on the Elsie Siegel murder.


1909 (issued)


Siegel, Elsie
Sir -- Hart, Robert -- 1835-1911
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Social conditions
Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
Chinese Americans -- Religion
Chinese -- Missions -- California -- San Francisco
Chinese Americans -- Civil rights -- California -- San Francisco
Discrimination against Chinese
Discrimination in criminal justice administration


The Chinese League of Justice of America, located at 717 Sacramento St., and 910-912 Grant Avenue in San Francisco, Calif., "is a society composed of merchants, professional men, the different Chinese newspapers, and Chinese from every walk and condition of life [for the purpose of doing good]." During 1909-1910, Wong Wing Tuck served as president, and Fong Sing was secretary.

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1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)




AAS ARC 2000/43