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Collection Level Description: Diaries of Miss E.M. Tovey

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 2391-4
Title: Diaries of Miss E.M. Tovey
Dates of Creation: 1917-32
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Miss E[leanor?] M. Tovey was a Christian missionary in China.

Scope and Content

Diaries of Miss Tovey, as a missionary in China, 1917-18, with later diaries kept in England, 1927, and on holiday in Switzerland, June-Aug. 1932; written in The Missionaries' Anglo-Chinese Diary (Shanghai) and (1932) The Missionaries' Diary (Shanghai). The diaries for 1917 and 1918 include lists of letters sent and received, names and details of candidates for baptism, cash accounts and memoranda; those for 1927 and 1932 include some notes relating to China.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bought from D.P. White in 1990.

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Related Units of Description

A group photograph, probably including Miss Dovey, found in the 1981 volume, is now MS. Photogr. c. 15, fol. 61.

Access Points

Missionaries | China

Diaries | 1917-1932

Tovey | Eleanor M | fl 1917-1932 | missionary



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