Withers, Henrietta


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 CIM/PP 93-118
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Withers, Henrietta
Date(s) of contents: 1914-1974
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 2 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Withers | Henrietta Ethel Frances | b 1889 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Born, 1889; served the China Inland Mission, 1910s-1940s; teacher at Chefoo Girls' School; unmarried; died after 1974.

Custodial history: The papers form part of the series of personal and private papers of individual missionaries among the records of the China Inland Mission.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated with the records of the China Inland Mission from 1991.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1914-1974, of Henrietta (Hettie) Withers, comprising correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1936-1974 (mainly 1930s-1950s), including letters to her family, 1937-1941, letters from the China Inland Mission (CIM) London Council, 1947, and two booklets on the Emmanuel Home for the Homeless, Shanghai, 1939, 1945; diaries, 1915-1945 (some gaps), including typescript circular letters, 1927-1932, describing her work, activities and experiences in China, including references to the Sino-Japanese War and World War Two; notes, on talks given [post-1930], meetings addressed in Chefoo (Yantai), 1938-1939, and on Sisiang in Shensi province, undated; photographs and some watercolours, 1914-1965 and undated, the subjects including Chefoo, Miss Withers, other teachers, and children; passport, 1932, with endorsements for escorting children; typescript list of publications about CIM missionaries and readers' comments, 1960s-1970s.

System of arrangement: The papers are arranged in the following sections: letters; journals; sermons and notes; photographs, etc; miscellaneous.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and Chinese

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted. Readers should order the documents as CIM boxes 9-10 in SOAS Special Collections Reading Room.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Database and unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the China Inland Mission (Ref: CIM), including papers of the Chefoo Schools (Ref: CIM/CSP).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ancient religions
Children of missionaries
Christianity
Christians
Diaries
Disadvantaged groups
Educational missionaries
Educational missionary work
Educational personnel
Fine arts
Homeless
International conflicts
Lay missionaries
Literary forms and genres
Missionaries
Missionary childrens schools
Missionary work
Nonfiction
Painting
Paintings
Photographs
Poor
Prose
Protestantism
Protestants
Religions
Religious activities
Religious doctrines
Religious groups
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious texts
Schoolchildren
Sermons
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Students
Teachers
Theology
Travel
Travel abroad
Visual materials
War
Women missionaries
Women teachers
World War Two, 1939-1945
World war

Personal names
Withers | Henrietta Ethel Frances | b 1889 | missionary

Corporate names
Chefoo Schools | south and east Asia
China Inland Mission
Emmanuel Home for the Homeless | Shanghai, China

Places
Asia
China
East Asia
Shaanxi
Shanghai
Shensi
Sisiang
Yantai