John Lawrence Thurston papers 1894-1956


John Lawrence Thurston papers, 1894-1956

John Lawrence Thurston papers 1894-1956

The general corrspondence of John Lawrence Thurston, missionary in China and active member of the Yale Foreign Missionary Society, makes up the major portion of these papers. The main topics are his work in China, including his interest in the Yale Missionary Band and the organization of the Yale Foreign Missionary Society. Major correspondents are Harlan Page Beach, Henry W. Luce, Edward B. Reed, Warren B. Seabury, Anson Phelps Stokes and Arthur C. Williams. His scanty family correspondence is supplemented by the correspondence among his surviving family members after his death. Also in the collection are photographs and other memorabilia.

0.75 linear foot (2 boxes)


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Williams, Arthur Collins, 1876-1917. (person)

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958 (person)

Anson Phelps Stokes was born on April 13, 1874, in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York. He received degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1896) and the Episcopal Theological School (B.D., 1900). He served as Secretary of Yale University (1899-1921) and was active on several University committees and organizations. Phelps also served as Canon of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Washington, D.C. (1924-1939) and was active on a variety of educational commissions and as a trustee of the Phel...

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Yale-China Association (corporateBody)

Plans for a Yale mission in China were first formulated in 1901. In 1902, the Yale Foreign Missionary Society was organized, and Lawrence Thurston travelled to China in order to contact missionary groups and investigate locations for a mission. In 1903, the First Conference of Protestant Missions of Hunan invited a Yale group to settle in Changsha. Brownell Gage, Warren Seabury, and Edward Hume formed the first group. A collegiate school, Yali Middle School, opened in 1906, and in 1914, the Coll...

Seabury, Warren Bartlett, 1877-1907. (person)

Warren B. Seabury: B.A., Yale College, 1900; B.D., Hartford Theological Seminary, 1903; M.A., Yale University, 1904, and ordained as a minister in the same year; active in planning and organizing the Yale Foreign Missionary Society, and went to China in 1904 to participate in the mission's educational work; in 1906 established the Yali Middle School, where he taught. From the description of Warren Bartlett Seabury papers, 1901-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70216812...

Beach, Harlan P. (Harlan Page), 1854-1933 (person)

Reed, Edward Bliss, 1872-1940 (person)

Edward Bliss Reed: educator; B.A., Yale, 1894, Ph.D., 1896; instructor in English, Yale, 1900-1902, assistant professor, 1902-1926, associate professor, 1926-1929; lecturer in music at Yale, 1932-1940; for 26 years he did research on old Christmas carols, searching for, translating, and publishing eight new ones each year, and was responsible for the revival of many songs of medieval Europe. From the description of Edward Bliss Reed papers, 1905-1962 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Thurston, Matilda C. (person)

Yale Missionary Band of Student Volunteers. (corporateBody)

Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967 (person)

Editor, publisher, and philanthropist. From the description of Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1945-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979868 Epithet: American publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x0000d4 Biographical Note 1898, Apr. 3 Born, Shantung Provi...

Thurston, John Lawrence, 1874-1904. (person)

Organized tour of the Yale Missionary Band, 1898-1899; active in the formation of the Yale Foreign Missionary Society; went to China in 1903 to establish Christian higher education in Changsha, Hunan. From the description of John Lawrence Thurston papers, 1894-1956 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167113 Organized tour of the Yale Missionary Band, 1898-1899; active in the formation of the Yale Foreign Missionary Society; went to China in 1903 to es...

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