Title:Kenneth and Ruth Yearns papers, 1962-1980
Creator/Contributor:Yearns, Kenneth., creator
Creator/Contributor:Pennell, Wilfred V.
14 TLS from Wilfred V. Pennell to Ruth and Kenneth Yearns, containing, besides family news and description of life in Mallorca,
observations on China and its leadership and reminiscences of Tientsin. 18 illustrated scholarly vignettes relating to China
by Samuel Sokobin, sent to the Yearns as New Year's greetings.
Majorca (Spain) -- Description and travel
Kenneth Yearns (d. 1987) was an American Foreign Service Officer, stationed in Tientsin, China, in the late 1930s. Wilfred
V. Pennell (d. 1980) was a longtime English journalist in China, editor of the North China Daily News in Tientsin in the 1930s,
up to the beginnings of World War II. He was also chief editor of the British Far Eastern Broadcasting Service, first under
the Foreign Office and later under the BBC. In 1949 he became editor of the morning China Mail in Hong Kong. His book, A Lifetime
with the Chinese, was published in Hong Kong in 1974. Samuel Sokobin was a longtime American Foreign Service Officer in the
Orient and an expert in Sino-American relations.
1 box (.4 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 90/31 z