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RG 30/80 - Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. (Lydia Lord) Davis
Inventory
An asterisk (*) indicates restricted records.

Series I. Lord Family Correspondence, 1877-98, n.d.

Box 1
Correspondence, 1877-89
Invitations received, 1885-98, n.d.

Series II. Courtship Correspondence Between Lydia Lord and Francis Davis, Jun-Aug 1889

Box 1 (cont.)
Correspondence, Jun-Aug 1889 (23 letters)

Series III. Personal Correspondence (Outgoing) of Lydia and Francis Davis, 1889-1906, 1924, n.d.

Box 2
Davis, Francis and Lydia: to family, Aug 1889-Dec 1892 (15f)
Box 3
Davis, Francis and Lydia: to family (cont.), Jan 1893-Mar 1898 (18f)
Davis, Francis: to Lydia, family, 1891, May 1898-Jul 1900 (3f)
Davis, Lydia: to Francis, May-Aug 1900
Davis, Lydia: to Mrs. Lois Pickett, Mrs. Mary Lord, 1894-99, 1903-06, 1924, n.d.
Fragments, 1892, n.d.

Series IV. Personal Correspondence (Incoming) of Lydia and Francis Davis, 1888-1913, n.d.

Box 4
Leavitt St. Congregational Church, Chicago, (parishioners and clergy of), 1900-04 (2f)
Lord, Eleazer and Mary (Ravenna, Ohio), 1889-96 (8f)
Box 5
Missionary colleagues, 1889-99 (7f)
Relatives and friends (condolences), 1899-1901 (3f)
    Atwood, I. J.--"Friends Who Had Been in China"
    Hudson relatives--"Miscellaneous Friends"
    Pilgrim Church (Cleveland)--Williams, Alice M.
Smith, Judson, D.D., American Board of Commissioners for Foreign
    Missions, 1888-89, 1899-1903
U.S. State Department, 1900-09
Upson, Dr. Henry S. 1899-1913
Fragments, n.d.

Series V. Professional Correspondence of Lydia Lord Davis, 1902, 1920-43

Box 6
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1926-32
Commission on Missions of the National Council of Congregational Churches, 1927-30
Kobe College Building Fund Committee, 1923-31
Mission study classes, addresses, 1920
"New Work," 1926
Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association, 1902, 1925, 1932, 1941, 1943
Taigu Martyrs' Cemetery, 1924-26
Women's Board of Missions for the Interior, Mid-West Regional Commission, 1920-31

Series VI. Diaries of Lydia Lord Davis, 1888-1900

Box 7
Diary, Dec 1888-Oct 1889
Diary, Jan 1891-Sep 1897
Diary, Sep 1898-Dec 1900

Series VII. Writings of Lydia Lord Davis, [ca. 1924], 1944

Box 7 (cont.)
"Letters to My Grandchildren," 1944 (bound carbon draft, 144 pp.)
My Letters From the Orient [ca. 1924] (printed booklet, 89 pp.)
See also Series XI, Box 10, for additional writings.

Series VIII. Miscellaneous Printed Materials Relating to the Shansi Mission and its Martyrs, 1899-1909, 1924, 1938, n.d.

Box 8
Printed materials relating to the Shansi Mission, 1899-1938
News accounts of the 1900 massacre; printed memorials, 1900-03
Memorials to Francis W. Davis, 1901-02, n.d. (3f)
    Letters of tribute, 1901-02
    Tribute scroll (in Chinese), n.d.
Box 9a
Hand-painted silk banner, memorial to Francis Davis, n.d.

Series IX. Photographs of the Shansi Mission, 1889-1924, n.d.

Box 8 (cont.)
Photographs, 1889-1924, n.d. (2f)
Photograph of Oberlin property, n.d.

Series X. Album of Lydia Lord Davis, 1941

Box 9
Retirement album, 1941
Loose papers from album, 1941

Series XI. Files Received from John Lord Davis in 1981

Box 10
Writings of Lydia Lord Davis, 1899, 1907, ca. 1924, n.d. (2f)
    Ms. drafts of poems, meditations, 1899, 1907, n.d.
    Published poetry, n.d.
    My Letters From the Orient [ca. 1924], copy 2
    Fenchow, Vol. VI, No. 2, 1924 (article by Lydia Lord Davis, "Beginnings in the Girl's School," p. 4-5)
Correspondence of John Lord Davis, 1981
Miscellaneous Papers of John Lord Davis, n.d.

 
 
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