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From Richard Cary Morse’s 1854 trip to China, his letters and “Journal Extracts,” February 22, 1854-February 10, 1855, and letters and “Journal of a voyage to China in the N. B. Palmer,” August 2, 1856-April 12, 1857, by his son, Sidney Edwards Morse. Sidney’s trip occurred following his Yale graduation in 1856; he visited Canton and Hong Kong and was detained in the latter by disturbances among the Chinese.
Journals, notes, and essays of a naval surgeon who made two trips to China between 1831-1833 and 1845-1848. Papers document the first diplomatic envoy to Cochin China, Siam, and Muscat, while the second voyage sailed to Canton to exchange treaties with China.
Letters from a missionary teacher at St. Hilda’s School and Boone School in Hankow and Wuchang that describe the educational and social life during political and economic turmoil during the periods 1940-1942 and 1945-1950.