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The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial documents, and other papers of six generations of Bidwell family members. Principal figures include Barnabas Bidwell (1763-1833), lawyer and politician in Massachusetts and Kingston, Ontario; and his son, Marshall Spring Bidwell (1799-1872), lawyer and politician in Kingston and New York City. Includes documentation on American missions in China.
Letters of William Allen Macy (1825-1859), Chinese missionary, to his Yale classmate, William Henry Goodrich. Letters describe Macy’s work as director of the Morrison Education Society’s School for Chinese Youth in Hong Kong, 1848-1849, and his return visit in 1856 to prepare for mission work in northern China.
Papers of a missionary of the American Board in China, 1885-1925, including diaries and account books of his service in Foochow and various parts of Fukien Province where he was an administrator in schools, hospitals, and missions.
Papers of an apostolic visitor on behalf of Pope Clement XI who spoke out against the traditional Chinese rites in honor of Confucius. A manuscript and 28 letters in Italian, French, Latin, Spanish, and Portuguese regarding Catholic missionary work in China and Macao, including letters from Clement XI and to Cardinal Maillard, papal nuncio to China, and to the Patriarch of Antioch, 1705-1713.