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Missionaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Papers of women missionaries in the early 20th century, primarily Smith College graduates.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ruth V. Hemenway papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00077
Abstract

Medical missionary, teacher, and physician. Twenty diaries provide a detailed record of the eighteen years Hemenway spent as a medical missionary in China. They describe medical and surgical cases, customs and rural culture, and the political upheaval of pre-WWII China. The diaries are rich with poignant and perceptive pictures of Chinese village life, of modernized urban life, and China during wartime. The diaries also reflect her own personal struggle with isolation and discrimination.

Dates of Materials: 1924-1979