Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948

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American educator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Seattle, to Edward Wagenknecht, [no year] Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864395

Epithet: Professor of Philosophy Haverford College USA

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001137.0x0002fb

Jones was a Quaker historian, theologian and philosopher. He taught at Haverford College, 1893-1934.

From the description of [Letter] 1917 Jun. 22, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. [to] Emma Worrell / Rufus M. Jones. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251544

Rufus Jones came to Montana from Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife Mabel and their children in 1913 and farmed near Sumatra, Mont., until 1922, when he moved to Missoula.

From the description of Rufus M. Jones Reminiscence. (University of Montana, Mansfield Library). WorldCat record id: 154689701

William Warder Cadbury (嘉惠霖 Jiā Huìlín) was born on 1877 Oct 15 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Joel and Anna Kaighn Cadbury and he was a birthright member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District (now called the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting). In 1911 he married Sarah Imbree Manatt; she died shortly after in 1912. Then, in 1917 he married Catharine Balderston Jones and had three daughters, Jane B. Cadbury, Emma Cadbury, and Catharine C. Cadbury.

He graduated from the William Penn Charter School in 1894, and got a B.A. and M.A. from Haverford College in 1898 and 1899 respectively. He received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1902. He spent time studying abroad in Vienna in 1905. In the years 1906-07, he taught pathology and pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, and in the period 1906-09, he worked as a pathologist at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Between 1909 and 1949, WWC was a medical missionary in Canton, China. In 1909 he traveled to China and became a professor at the Canton Christian College (later Lingnan University). In 1914, he joined the specialized medical staff of Canton Hospital. He was appointed superintendent of Canton Hospital in 1930. He served as Vice-President of the Chinese Medical Association from 1935-37, and as Canton Chairman of the International Red Cross from 1938-41.

He lived in China during an extremely tumultuous time in history, and in 1943, after the United States and Japan declared war, WWC and his wife Catharine were interned by the Japanese. They remained in the internment camp for eight months, until they were released and returned to the United States. Soon after the end of the war, WWC once again returned to China and reassumed his position at Canton. He remained there until 1949 when he retired.

For the rest of his life, from 1949-59, William lived at his home in Moorestown, NJ. On 1959 Oct 15, he died in Philadelphia, PA.

(Information taken from “Dictionary of Quaker Biography”)

Catharine Balderston Jones was born 1884 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Jane C.B. Jones. She married William Warder Cadbury in 1917 and became Catharine Jones Cadbury. They had three daughters named Jane B. Cadbury, Emma Cadbury, and Catharine C. Cadbury. CJC accompanied and assisted her husband in his medical missionary work in Canton, China. They were both interned by the Japanese in 1943, and were subsequently released and lived in the United States for the remainder of the war. They returned to China after the war, and remained there until 1949. She lived at her home in Moorestown, NJ the death of WWC in 1959. She lived in Concord, Massachusetts at the time of her death in 1970 Jun 28.

(Information take from Quaker Journal, 8/1-15, 1970, Volume 16, Number 14, pg. 477)

From the guide to the William W. Cadbury and Catharine J. Cadbury collection, 1893-1967, (Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections)

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creatorOf Coffin family. Papers 1797-1932. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Cadbury, Catharine Jones, 1884-1970. William Warder Cadbury papers, 1877-1951. Haverford College Library
referencedIn American Friends Fellowship Council. Records, 1933-1954. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Vaux family. Vaux collection of correspondence, documents, and graphics, 1657-1978. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Cadbury, William Warder, 1877-1959. William W. Cadbury and Catharine J. Cadbury collection, 1893-1967. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Wach, Joachim. Papers, 1923-1955 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Kelsey, Naomi. Naomi and Rayner Kelsey papers, 1803-1852. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941. Collection of Rufus Jones papers, 1894-1947? Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Bowles family. Papers, 1896-1972. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Office of the Messrs Rockefeller. General files. 1890-1961. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Bean, Hannah E. (Hannah Elliott), 1830-1909. Howard Haines Brinton and Anna Shipley Cox Brinton papers, 1859-2005. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. Papers, 1910-1974. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Bean, Joel, 1825-1914. Papers, 1841-1914. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1938-1946. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn La Piana, George, 1879-1971. Papers, 1878-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Miles, Walker R. (Walker Richard), 1885. Why be loyal to the Society of Friends?, 1911. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Taylor, Samuel, 1797-1875. Papers, 1794-1926. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wach, Joachim, 1898-1955. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1968. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. Letter, Haverford, Pa., to Byron Johnson Rees [manuscript] 1920 Feb. 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Kelly, Thomas R. (Thomas Raymond), 1893-1941. [Papers] / Thomas Raymond Kelly. - 1915-41. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Gray, Austin Kayingham. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Enit Kaufman, American Portraits, Papers, TXRC99-A1., 1914-1958 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Jones, Rufus M. Rufus M. Jones Reminiscence. University of Montana, Mansfield Library
creatorOf Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974. Rufus M. Jones papers, 1860-1997 [manuscript] Haverford College Library
referencedIn Selleck, George A. Diary of the First All Friends Conference, London, 1920 [manuscript] / Geo. A. Selleck. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Pratt, James Bissett, 1875-1944. Papers, 1894-1981. Williams College, Sawyer Library
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. Autograph letter signed : Seattle, to Edward Wagenknecht, [no year] Jan. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott), 1859-1937. Papers, 1884-1937. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. [Letter] 1917 Jun. 22, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. [to] Emma Worrell / Rufus M. Jones. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Friends' Sesqui-Centennial Commission. Records, 1925-1926. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Malone, J. Walter, 1859-1935. [Letter] Sept. 13th, 1894 [to] Rufus M. Jones / Walter Malone. Malone University, Everett L. Cattell Library
creatorOf Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott), 1859-1937. Albert J. Edmunds papers, 1887-1941. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Kaufman, Enit, 1908?-1961. American Portraits Papers, 1914-1958 (bulk 1940-1944). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hubben, William, 1895-1974. Papers, 1906-1976. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Moore, Edward Caldwell, 1857-1943. Papers, 1869-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Peace Association of Friends in America. Records, 1868-1944. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. Quaker Miscellany, 1659-1984. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. Letter to A[bert] Craig Baird. South China, ME. 1944 Jun. 30. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Vol. CVII (ff. 214). Aug.-Oct. 1937.includes:ff. 1-202 passim Sir Henry Simpson Lunn, MD: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Sir Henry Simpson Lunn: 1937: Signed.ff. 4, 13, 19 Major-General Sir Neill Malcolm, KCB: Correspondence between Lord C... British Library
creatorOf William W. Cadbury and Catharine J. Cadbury collection, 1893-1967 Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
creatorOf MACMILLAN ARCHIVE. Vol. CCCXXXII. Correspondence with: 1. Professor Rufus M. Jones; 1908-1936. 2. James H. Ropes; 1921-1927. 3. Henry J. Cadbury; 1925-1933.Henry Joel Cadbury, theologian: Correspondence with Macmillan and Co.: 1925-1933.Rufus Matthew..., 1908-1936 British Library
creatorOf Boulder Daily Camera. Quakers (Boulder, Colo.) printed materials 1954-1977. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Snader, Craige McComb. Correspondence, 1904-1952. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Papers, 1886-1941. Houghton Library
creatorOf Vol. CVI (ff. 175). June-July 1937.includes:f. 1 Nicolae Titulescu, Rumanian diplomatist: Letter to Lord Cecil from Nicolae Titulescu: 1937: Signed.f. 2 Alexander Henry Louis Hardinge, 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst: Correspondence between Lord ... British Library
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associatedWith Cadbury family family
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associatedWith Hubben, William, 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Johnston, Mary, 1870-1936. person
associatedWith Jones, Mary Hoxie. person
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associatedWith Kelly, Thomas R. (Thomas Raymond), 1893-1941. person
associatedWith Lambe, Catharine Cadbury person
associatedWith La Piana, George, 1879-1971. person
associatedWith Lei Fuk Lam, General person
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associatedWith Pratt, James Bissett, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Rees, Byron J. (Byron Johnson), 1877-1920 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Blackpool, Lancashire
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Bootle, Liverpool
Ethiopia, Africa
Sumatra (Mont.)
Taunton, Somerset
Ling nan da xue (Guangzhou, China)
Montana--Sumatra
Nelson, Lancashire
China
Subject
China--History--20th century
Dry farming
Missionaries, Medical--China
Leprosy--China
Farm life
Frontier and pioneer life
Missionaries--China
Medicine--China
Missions--China
Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
Winter
Summer
Canton Christian College
Agriculture
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Function
Quakers--China
Quaker Physicians--China

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Birth 1863-01-25

Death 1948-06-16

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