Allen, Young John, 1836-1907

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Young John Allen, Methodist missionary, editor, and translator, was born 3 January 1836, in Burke County, Georgia, and died 30 May 1907, in Shanghai, China. Allen left the United States in 1859, to be a missionary in Shanghai, China, but after his arrival in 1860, he was forced to work also as a teacher, editor, and businessman due to the American Civil War and loss of contact with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in America. He later worked as a translator, became superintendent of the mission (1881-1886), was president of the Anglo-Chinese University in Shanghai (1885-1895; became Soochow University), helped found the McTyeire Home and School for girls with Laura Askew Haygood (1892), and promoted missions in Japan and Korea. He authored or translated about 250 works including WOMEN OF ALL LANDS, and edited the monthly REVIEW OF THE TIMES (1868-1907), and other periodicals. He returned to the United States only five times between 1860 and 1907.

From the description of Young John Allen papers, 1854-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863070

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referencedIn Jones, Joseph Bertram, 1817-1896. Joseph Bertram Jones papers, 1793-1910. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Allen, Young John, 1836-1907. Young John Allen papers, 1854-1924. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913. George Gilman Smith papers, 1835-1956. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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associatedWith Allen, Arthur Houston. person
associatedWith Allen, Edgar Pierce. person
associatedWith Allen family. family
associatedWith Allen, Malvina. person
associatedWith Allen, Mary Houston. person
associatedWith Anglo-Chinese University (Shanghai, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Burke, J. W. person
associatedWith Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Emory College corporateBody
associatedWith Haygood, Laura Askew. person
associatedWith Jones, Joseph Bertram, 1817-1896. person
associatedWith Lambuth, James William. person
associatedWith Loehr, George Robert. person
associatedWith Lovett, W. C. person
associatedWith McGavock, D. H. person
associatedWith McTyeire Home and School (Shanghai, China) corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church, South corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913. person
associatedWith Wilson, Alpheus W. (Alpheus Waters), 1834-1916. person
associatedWith Yarbrough, George W. person
associatedWith Yun, Ch'i-ho, 1865-1945. person
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Religious education
Church work with orphans
Women missionaries
Education--19th century


Birth 1836-01-03

Death 1907-05-30




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