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James E. and Susan L. Skinner papers, 1889-1956

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Skinner, James Edward, 1867-1959Skinner, Susan Lawrence, 1871-1952
Title
James E. and Susan L. Skinner papers
Dates
1889-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.0 linear feet, (13 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 209
Summary
James E. Skinner (1867-1959) and his wife Susan Lawrence Skinner (1871-1952) were Christian medical missionaries who served in China from 1897 to 1944. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, photographs and biographical materials.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

James Edward Skinner (J.E.) was born on December 21, 1867 in Troy, Ohio. He received an A.B. in Chemistry from Wooster University, and 1896, he received his M.D. from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He was married to Susan Lawrence on July 24, 1896. Together they sailed to Kucheng, China in 1897 to serve as medical missionaries for the Methodist Church. They had four children Lucy (Geraldine), Esther, Henry, and Lawrence.

In 1903, the Skinners moved from Kucheng to Yenping, a small, remote city on the Min River in the Fukien Province. There Skinner built the Alden Speare Memorial Hospital in 1905 and provided the undeveloped city with running water and electricity in the early years. His career was marked by his efforts at servicing patients outside of the city, including a colony of lepers. He became superintendent of the hospital and educated Chinese doctors.

In 1933, Yenping fell to communists and the Skinners were relocated to Haitan Island to open a clinic. In 1935, they relocated to Pagoda Anchorage, neighboring Foochow. At the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, they were again relocated to Futsing. When the Japanese threat became critical in 1940, the Skinners and other missionaries moved inland to Tsiang Lo. In 1943, the U. S. government ordered them out. They traveled on the only open route, over the Himalayas, to India. At the end of the journey, both J. E. and Susan had contracted strong fevers. J. E. was saved only after being flown to the United States for treatment.

In 1944, the Skinners arrived in Tacoma, Washington effectively beginning their retirement. Here they continued to correspond with missionaries. He built a laboratory in which he produced medical supplies that he sent to Chinese doctors. He also used his influence to help his son Lawrence achieve the rights to adopt a Chinese daughter. J. E. Skinner died in Battle Ground, Washington on January 11th, 1959.

Susan Lawrence Skinner was born in South Skulkey, Quebec on March 3, 1871. Her family moved to Fort Vermilion, now Peace River Crossing, Alberta, in the Canadian frontier in 1879, and her parents served as Methodist missionaries to the native people. She went to college at Northwestern University’s medical school, graduating in 1894. She returned to Fort Vermilion to work with her family for one year before returning to Chicago to reunite with J. E. As a missionary, she worked alongside J. E. in the hospital at times, and also contributed to the upbringing of the Skinner family. She died in Battle Ground on April 5, 1952.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Skinner Papers contain the correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, documents, biographical materials, publications, and photographs of J. E. and Susan L. Skinner, as well as of his son and daughter in law, Lawrence and Clara, and other associates. One of the most compelling parts of this collection are accounts from Susan’s youth on the missionary front in western Canada, detailed in her diaries and correspondence to her father and brother. Other material describes significant events in China’s history: the Nationalist revolution, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Communist Revolution. Many of these items are difficult to follow in the Skinner’s correspondence and diaries, and much of the information is not first hand, having been collected by the Skinner’s after their retirement.

Series I, Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner, consists of his correspondence with family members from 1898 to 1957. He tells the story of schoolchildren slaying a tiger, circa 1922. On October 10, 1924, Skinner begins to relay the events of a feudal battle in Yenping. In January of 1934, he begins to write of the communist taking of Yenping and his subsequent relocation to Haitan. He notes the increase of alarm in Futsing on July 1st, 1940 due to the war with Japan.

Series II, Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner, contains some description of historical events. She describes war in Fukien in October 1930 and includes some notes on the Fukien Rebellion of 1934.

Series III, Incoming Correspondence, contains letters sent to J. E. and Susan Skinner from missionaries and family. The letter of April 23rd, 1958 sent from Frederick Bankhardt provides a great account of J. E.’s work with lepers. Letters from the Caldwell’s describe some events of the Skinner’s flight to India during World War Two. Chas Gillette details the bombing of Pagoda Anchorage on July 2nd, 1938. On June 22nd, 1934, Luk Ing Hok writes of his escape from the communist attack on Yungan City. Paul Wiant, during the winter of 1933-34, describes the bombing of Foochow.

Series IV, Incoming Correspondence Concerning Medical Supplies, stems from J. E. Skinner’s retirement, during which he produced medicine for Chinese doctors.

Series V, Incoming Correspondence: E. J. Lawrence to Susan Lawrence, consists of letters written by Susan’s missionary father from his home on the Peace River in Canada from 1889 –1894. The letters are mostly personal, although they do reflect some of the specifics of life in the Canadian frontier with references to crops and weather.

Series VI, Diaries of J. E. Skinner, consists of diaries from 1942 and 1944, and a retrospective account of his earlier years in China written in 1945. The former diaries contain brief entries of mundane daily events. The retrospective diary is more thoughtful and recounts broad subjects, noted by some of the page headings.

Series VII, Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (original), covers many years of the Skinner’s stay in China and some of her experiences in Canada. The China diaries contain brief entries on daily events. The diary of 1889 relates a canoe journey from Canada to the U. S. Her retrospective childhood account begins in 1879 and details the Lawrence Family’s move to the mission front on the Peace River and her early experiences there.

Series VIII, Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (copies), contains typed copies of the originals.

Series IX, Literary Manuscripts, J. E. Skinner, contains drafted stories and reports from China. One notable item is Skinner’s encounter with thieves from January 1925. Another is his report on the fall of Futsing from April 12th, 1942.

Series X, Documents, consists of personal identification and some biographical information, included is a description of Susan’s trip to Fort Vermilion in 1894, and an autobiography of her early years, as well as several memorial writings on the Skinners.

Series XI, Biographical Materials, contains some histories of the Lawrence Family with attention to their Canadian experience, newspaper articles on the Skinners, and memorial writings.

Series XII, Publications, contains China missionary periodicals, annual reports, religious tracts, and miscellaneous items. The Yenping Pagoda Herald is the publication with the most relevance to the Skinners’ experience, and contains writing by and about them. J. E. produced 1923’s Ann. Rep. of Alden Speare Memorial Hospital.

Series XIII, Lawrence Skinner Papers, is made up of correspondence, manuscripts, and school records. Subseries A consists predominately of letters from family and missionaries. Several letters, organized together, detail J. E. Skinner’s life, and are the result of Lawrence’s research. Subseries B contains manuscripts of Lawrence, which are stories from J. E.’s life. They provide some good biographical information. Subseries C contains various school records.

Series XIV, Clara Skinner Manuscripts, contains stories of Lawrence and Clara’s adopted Chinese daughter and Korean exchange student.

Series XV, Photographs, contains a number of pictures of the Skinner family and of China. The most informational photos are those of the Skinner family and those from Frederick Bankhardt. These photos are directly relevant, portraying the Skinners and their environs in Yenping. The bulk of the photos are from Edith Abel (Box 8, Fol. 103 – Box 10, Fol. 6) and lack bearing on the Skinners, but do provide an interesting account of Chinese culture with ethnocentric commentary. Abel was a missionary educator in the Haitan, Futsing and Foochow areas.

Series XVI, Oversize, contains oversized correspondence, two photo albums, a Chinese hymnal and various items. In a notable letter, Carlton Lacy writes of the entrance of communists into Foochow. One of the manuscripts was Susan’s brother Fred’s account of his journey to the Peace River in 1879. One photo album contains photos of Chinese tourist destinations and the other is of the Skinner family.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James E. and Susan L. Skinner Papers, Ax 209, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. SkinnerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
November 7, 1898-1903
1 2
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
September 14, 1905-1912
1 3
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
March 8, 1912-August 10, 1918
1 4
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
1918-November 9, 1922
1 5
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
January 10, 1923-April 14, 1928
1 6
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
January 11, 1928 - 1934
1 7
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
June 11, 1934-July 19, 1937
1 8
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
March 24, 1938-July 21, 1939
1 9
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
October 9, 1939-June 10, 1940
1 10
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
July 1, 1940-June 12, 1943
1 11
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
May 9, 1943-July 28, 1953
1 12
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
July 30, 1953-August 26, 1953
1 13
Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
August 23, 1953-September 23, 1957

Series II:  Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. SkinnerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 14
Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
February 28, 1927-April 13, 1931
1 15
Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
April 16, 1931-March 14, 1932
1 16
Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
March 22, 1932-March 26, 1935
1 17
Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
August 18, 1934-May 12, 1939
1 18
Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
September 20, 1939-April 24, 1944

Series III:  Incoming correspondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 19
Incoming correspondence chronologically arranged
May 25, 1944-December 15, 1956
1 20
Bankhardt-Bartlett
1 21
Beebe-Caldwell
1 22
Caldwell-Cheng
1 23
Chu-Curran
1 24
Dennis-Downie
1 25
Dyer-Glassburner
1 26
Glassburner-Gowdy
2 1
Harris-Hwang
2 2
Hwang-Kong
2 3
Krog-Lacy
2 4
Lacy-Lee
2 5
Lewis-Lefforge
2 6
McCutchen-Newell
2 7
Ogden-Paddock
2 8
Pilley-Ru-chen
2 9
Sahman-Skinner, Henry
2 10
Skinner, Lawrence-Thelin
2 11
Thoroughman-Ward
2 12
Wiant
2 13
Williams-Young
2 14
Unidentified

Series IV:  Incoming Correspondence Concerning Medical SuppliesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 15
Atkinson-Chen
2 16
Dodd-Forman
2 17
Fricke-Martin
2 18
McCoy-Reinhart
2 19
Robinson-Thornbloom
2 20
Thoroughman-Yoder

Series V:  Incoming Correspondence: E. J. Lawrence and Susan LawrenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 21
Incoming correspondence
August 27, 1889-November 15, 1891
2 22
Incoming correspondence
February 14, 1892-July 1, 1894

Series VI:  Diaries of J.E. SkinnerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 23
Diary
1897
2 24
Diary
1942
2 24
Diary
1944

Series VII:  Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (originals)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Diary (retrospective)
1879
3 1
Diary
1889
3 2
Diary
1924
3 2
Diary
1925
3 3
Diary
1929
3 3
Diary
1930
3 4
Diary
1931
3 5
Diary
1934

Series VIII:  Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (copies)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 6
Diaries (copies)
1903-1923
3 7
Diary (copy)
1923
3 8
Diaries (copies)
January 11, 1924-April 5, 1924
3 9
Diary (copy)
1924
3 10
Diaries (copies)
January 1, 1927-April 10, 1927
3 11
Diaries (copies)
April 11, 1927-September 7, 1927
3 12
Diaries (copies)
September 16, 1927 - January 15, 1928
3 13
Diary
1934
3 14
Diary
1934
3 15
Diary
1934

Series IX:  Literary Manuscripts of J. E. SkinnerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 16
Literary manuscripts
1908-1924
3 17
Literary manuscripts
1925-1942
3 18
Literary manuscripts
Undated

Series X:  DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 19
J.E. Skinner
3 20
James E. Skinner
3 21
James E. Skinner
3 22
Susan L. Skinner
3 23
Susan L. Skinner

Series XI:  Biographical MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 24
Lawrence Family Manuscripts
3 25
Lawrence Family Manuscripts
3 26
Newsclippings

Series XII:  PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Yenping Pagoda Herald
1924-1925
4 2
Yenping Pagoda Herald
1927-1933
4 3
Yenping Pagoda Herald
1934-1936
4 4
Foochow News
1929-1930
4 5
Foochow News
1931
4 6
Foochow News
1932-1934
4 7
Foochow News
1935-
4 8
Foochow News
1938
4 9
Foochow News
1939
4 10
Foochow News
1940
4 11
China Bulletin
1955
4 12
China Bulletin
1956
4 13
Foochow Conference Minutes
1927
4 14
Foochow Conference Minutes
1933
4 15
Foochow Conference Minutes
1937
4 16
Foochow Conference Minutes
1938
4 17
Foochow Conference Minutes
1948
4 18
Foochow Conference Minutes
1949
4 19
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1923
4 20
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1927
4 21
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1928
4 22
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1929
5 1
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1937
5 2
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1938
5 3
Yenping Annual Conference Minutes
1939
5 4
Yenping Conference Report of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society
1936
5 5
Yenping Conference Report of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society
1938
5 6
Botanical Expedition to Central Fukien
1905
5 7
Hwa Nan College Reports
1926-1929-
5 8
From Foochow to the Nation
1923
54 9
Annual Report of Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
1923
5 10
The Reconstruction of Ngo-li Ding
1935
5 11
Address to China Cent. Conference of Methodist Church
1941
5 12
Wiley General Hospital Annual Report
1935
5 13
Hang Chow University
1955
5 14
Biography of James E. and Susan L. Skinner
5 15
Miscellaneous
5 16
Miscellaneous

Series XIII:  Lawrence Skinner papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
Box Folder
5 17
Outgoing
5 18
Incoming: Bankhardt-M. Caldwell
5 19
Incoming: O. Caldwell-Krussell
5 20
Incoming: F. Lawrence-R. Lawrence
5 21
Incoming: R. Lawrence-H. Skinner
5 22
Incoming: Henry Skinner
5 23
Incoming: H. Skinner-Ruth V.
5 24
Incoming: Unidentified
6 1
Incoming: Regarding James E. Skinner
6 2
Incoming: Regarding James E. Skinner
6 3
Incoming: Re. Anti-Imperialism, Coll Contacts, Lib. Contacts
Subseries B: Literary Manuscripts
Box Folder
6 4
Manuscripts and Notes
6 5
“Kucheng: 1898-1904”
1898-1904
6 5
“Nanping: Yenping Mission”
6 5
“Kucheng: 1897”
1897
6 6
“Yenping Mission: 1904-1906”
1904-1906
6 6
“Nanping: Medical Work”
6 6
“Yenping 1904”
1904
6 7
“Yenping, 1905”
1905
6 7
“Yenping, 1908-1912
1908-1912
6 7
“Summers”
6 7
“Wheaton, Illinois, 1915-16,” Notes
1915-1916
6 8
“Yungan 1916-1920”
1916-1920
6 8
James E. Skinner Biography
6 8
“Foochow 1899,” Notes
1899
Subseries C: School records
Box Folder
6 9
School records
6 10
School records
6 11
School records

Series XIV:  Clara Skinner papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
6 12
School records
6 13
School records
6 14
School records

Series XV:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
James E. Skinner (J. E. S.)
7 2
Peter (exchange student of Lawrence and Clara Skinner)
7 3
Negative of Grandmother Skinner
7 4
Negative of J. E. Skinner as Ship’s Doctor
7 5
J. E. Skinner with grandchildren
7 6
Dr. and Mrs. Gowdy
7 7
YMCA Girls, Hwa Nan College
1922
7 8
Skinner with Yenping Hospital staff
1921
7 9
Bankhardt: Group 1: Skinner Family and index
7 10
Bankhardt: Group 1: Skinner Family
7 11
Bankhardt: Group 1: Skinner Family
7 12
Bankhardt: Group 2: Travel by rowboat
7 13
Bankhardt: Group 2: Travel by rowboat
7 14
Bankhardt: Group 2: Travel by rowboat
7 15
Bankhardt: Group 2: Travel by rowboat
7 16
Bankhardt: Group 2: Travel over land
7 17
Bankhardt: 2a: Travel by launch
7 18
Bankhardt: Group 3: Waterworks
7 19
Bankhardt: Group 3: Waterworks
7 20
Bankhardt: Group 3: Waterworks
7 21
Bankhardt: Group 3: Waterworks
7 22
Bankhardt: Group 4: Missionaries and children
7 23
Bankhardt: Group 4: Missionaries without children
7 24
Bankhardt: Group 5: J. E. Skinner at State Affair
7 25
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 26
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 27
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 28
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 29
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 30
Bankhardt: Group 6: Alden Speare Memorial Hospital
7 31
Bankhardt: 6a: J. E. Skinner and soldiers
7 32
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 33
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 34
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 35
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 36
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 37
Bankhardt: Group 7: Leper Colony
7 38
Bankhardt: 7a: Leper Colony Church
7 38
Bankhardt: 8: Missionary House, Chabang
7 40
Bankhardt: 8a: Chabang Bridge
7 41
Bankhardt: 9: J. E. S. on Yenping City Wall
7 42
Bankhardt: 9a: Women on the Wall
7 43
Bankhardt: 10: Christmas at the Leper Colony
7 44
Bankhardt: 12: 19th Annual Conference
1936
7 45
Skinner Family
1910
7 46
Tak Oi [Lawrence and Clara’s adopted daughter]
7 47
Charles Gillette
1962
7 48
E. Pearce and Lily Hayes
1962
7 49
Ruth and Roland Schaefer
7 50
J. Earl Gossard
1962
7 51
Yenping Missionaries
1962
7 52
Bes and Frank Toothaker
1962
7 53
Grace and Irving Lacy
7 54
House at Ing Ang
7 55
Rice Polishers Run
7 56
A Chinese crossroads
7 57
Chinese river city
7 58
The Skinners and others
7 59
The Skinners and others (copy)
7 60
Christmas picture menagerie
7 61
Skinner family
7 62
Young Geraldine and Henry
7 63
Skinner family
7 64
Making rice vermicelli
7 65
Country church
7 66
A river valley
7 67
Chinese lumber
7 68
So Kau, a market town
7 69
Lawrence with a salmon
7 70
Two women
7 71
Clara and others on a sailboat
7 72
Lawrence withsalmon and car
7 73
Clara and others, sailing
7 74
Uniformed Asian
7 75
Lepers at work
7 76
Yenping powerhouse
7 77
Frederick Bankhardt with a girl,
1935
7 78
Skinners at adoption ceremony
7 79
Chinese girls with babies,
1935
7 80
Chinese girls with babies,
1935
7 81
Theological College dorm
7 82
Geraldine [and Family?]
7 83
Geraldine [and Family?]
7 84
Geraldine [?]
7 85
Unidentified person
7 86
Theological College
7 87
Asian couple
7 88
Asian family
7 89
New Year picnic
7 90
Yenping Hospital
7 91
Geraldine’s room
7 92
Men on a hike in bamboo forest
7 93
Panorama of Yenping (1 of 5)
7 94
Panorama of Yenping (2 of 5)
7 95
Panorama of Yenping (3 of 5)
7 96
Panorama of Yenping (4 of 5)
7 97
Panorama of Yenping (5 of 5)
7 98
Mountain view [of Min R. Valley?]
7 99
Skinner’s 60th birthday party
7 100
Sailboat on Min River
7 101
Skinner with large group of Chinese
7 102
Yenping Hospital
7 103
Futsing girl students in a line
7 104
Futsing School girls
7 105
Hwa Nan College building, Foochow
7 106
Futsing bible women
7 107
Old city wall, Futsing
7 108
Futsing Group: missionaries, preachers, and teachers, 1935
7 109
Sie Ding Huo, Futsing Mission’s adopted girl
7 110
Missionary School, Futsing
7 111
Skulls from graveyard at Futsing School construction site
7 112
Futsing girls
7 113
Junior high school girls
7 114
Buddhist priest head burning, Foochow
1926
7 115
Donkey carrying brush
7 116
Confucius’ tomb
7 117
Haitang School girls
7 118
Confucius’ statue
7 119
Edith Abel with others
7 120
Group of missionary women
7 121
Elsie Reick
7 122
Group of missionary women on a picnic
7 123
Missionary group on Chinese New Year
7 124
Missionary women on picnic
7 125
Business buildings Foochow
7 126
Sie Ding Huo
1936
7 127
Edith Abel with Sioh Eng
7 128
Nasturtiums
7 129
Janet Ho, Futsing Girl’s School principal
7 130
Edith Abel and Betty Leing
7 131
Edith, Kuliang
1934
7 132
Lydia Trimble, founder Hwa Nan College
7 133
Four Chinese people
7 134
Easter Pageant, Futsing
1935
7 135
Daisies
7 136
The Bible Woman and her baby
7 137
Harriet Halverstadt, Dr. Kei, and Edith
7 138
Chinese boy eating rice
8 1
Schoolgirls, Futsing
8 2
Tong Seu hairstyles
8 3
Bath day in Haitang
8 4
Man carrying brush
8 5
A Chinese Family
8 6
Chinese woman
8 7
Man and ox threshing grain
8 8
Daisy Ling and Edith Abel
8 9
Daisy with children
8 10
Class photo
8 11
Schoolgirls
8 12
Two chinese women
8 13
Lucie Harrison Hospital, Futsing
8 14
Group of Tong Seu women and children
8 15
School children
8 16
School teachers
8 17
Bible woman with baby
8 18
Martha McCutcher, Dr. Lei and Edith Abel
8 19
Futsing Jr. High School teachers
8 20
Ruley Sia
8 21
Miss Lydia Trimble
8 22
Two Chinese women
8 23
Three Chinese women
8 24
Young Chinese man
8 25
Picnic Group, Futsing city wall
8 26
Chinese house woman with children
8 27
Laying the cornerstone of the girl’s dormitory
8 28
Two Junior High School Principals
8 29
Edith Abel and others, Futsing
1935
8 30
Jr. High Scool teachers
8 31
Dr. Ida Fang in New York City
8 32
Two Chinese on an irrigation mechanism
8 33
Friends of Edith Abel
8 34
Pearl Ho, Chinese helper
8 35
Chinese pastor and family
8 36
Sie Ding Huo
8 37
The Williams from Kuliang
8 38
School room
8 39
Dormitory, Futsing
8 40
School teachers
8 41
Abel’s Home, Fut
8 42
New school
8 43
Village children
8 44
Futsing Jr. High School Class
1935
8 45
Daisy Ling Photos
8 46
Daisy Ling at Graduation
8 47
Daisy Ling in Hospital
8 48
Long Jump Competition
8 49
Chinese Christian woman
8 50
Children’s game, May Day
8 51
Miss Trimble with Bible Women
8 52
Group of women
8 53
Chinese military quarters
8 54
Fishermen on the beach
8 55
First graders
8 56
May Day drill
8 57
Teacher’s Room, Hwa Nan College
8 58
Futsing School Girls calisthenics
8 59
Futsing School Girls calisthenics
8 60
Schoolgirls and teachers at beach picnic
8 61
Laying the cornerstone
8 62
Futsing School teachers
8 63
May Day flag drill
8 64
Missionary women in sedan chairs
8 65
First and second graders, Haitang School, Fukien
8 66
Kindergartners, Haitang School
8 67
Two young girls at Fukien
8 68
Banyan tree
8 69
Chinese pastor and family
8 70
Two bible women
8 71
Farmer plowing
8 72
Irrigation
8 73
Martha McCutcher and Daisy Ling
8 74
Chinese four year old
8 75
Daisy Ling and a teacher
8 76
Four children
8 77
Chinese family
8 78
Grandmother and granddaughter
8 79
Traditional Chinese scholar
8 80
Faculty of Miss Bartlett’s Inst., Ngucheng
8 81
House woman with baby
8 82
May celebration, Futsing School
8 83
Missionary quarters
8 84
Futsing School, May celebration
8 85
Yellow Temple, Peking
8 86
The Lacy children
8 87
The Lacy children
8 88
Lacy Children with nurse
8 89
Traveling group
8 90
Group of children
8 91
Henry and Alice Lacy with a bishop
8 92
Futsing Missionary Home
8 93
Chinese man
8 94
Group picnicking
8 95
Postcard of Kuliang
8 96
Futsing City wall
8 97
Three-year-old girl
8 98
A ship deck
8 99
Donkey
8 100
May Day mask game
8 101
Kindergartners
8 102
School girl
8 103
Two flower girls
8 104
Three children
8 105
Dinner party
8 106
Cheng family
8 107
Methodist Church, Futsing
8 108
Methodist Church, Futsing
8 109
Methodist Church, Futsing
8 110
Lydia Trimble with niece
8 111
Missionary house
8 112
May Day mask game
8 113
House woman family
8 114
Easter pageant
8 115
Hwa Nan alumni
8 116
Missionary group with dead tiger
8 117
May Day celebration
8 118
Missionary and student
8 119
Futsing Missionary home
8 120
Woman with bound feet
8 121
Preachers, missionaries, and district superintendents
8 122
Miss Trimble and Lucy Wang
8 123
Chinese wedding photo
8 124
Edith Abel with co-workers
8 125
Skulls dug up for school construction
8 126
Easter Pageant
8 127
Human-powered Irrigation
8 128
Human-powered Irrigation
8 129
Chinese Pastor at Cornerstone Laying
8 130
Chinese people interested in a camera
8 131
Oxen plow
8 132
School girls
8 133
School girls at cornerstone laying
8 134
Man carrying cross
8 135
Hok Ing, Chinese Christian
8 136
Group Picture, 40th Anniversary of Futsing Girls’ School
8 137
Edith Abel with the Ding family
8 138
Junior High School students, Futsing,
1940
8 139
1st Chinese Bishop and 1st woman baptized in M. E. Church in Foochow
8 140
Bridge in Foochow
9 1
Hwa Nan College faculty
9 2
Edith Abel with Foochow schoolgirls
9 3
Hwa Nan College choir
9 4
Foochow bridge
9 5
Hwa Nan College class of 1924
9 6
Girls school faculty, Foochow
1927
9 7
Two photographs of the Skinners and others; landscape scene
9 8
Panorama of missionary homes, Yenping
9 9
Panorama of missionary buildings, Yenping
9 10
Rev. Li Sie Mi and family
9 11
Skinners with a large group
9 12
Wedding photo of Chinese couple
9 13
Skinners with their two sons
1951
9 14
Susan Skinner
9 15
Mr. and Mrs. Skinner in Memorial
9 16
Easter Service at Nanping Leper Colony
9 17
Skinners at a bay
9 18
Ancestor Temple, Temple of Heaven
9 19
Marble Steps, Temple of Heaven
9 20
Entrance Altar, Temple of Heaven
9 21
New Year Hall, Temple of Heaven
9 22
Skinners at a bay
9 23
Entrance Altar of Heaven, Temple of Heaven
9 24
Sacrifice Burners, Temple of Heaven
9 25
Teacher with pupils and parents, Shahsien Girls’ School
9 26
Skinners with Officials and Chinese Missionaries, Futsing
1941
9 27
A Chinese Bay
9 28
New Year Hall Ceiling, Temple of Heaven
9 29
Hall of Abstinence, Temple of Heaven
9 30
Entrance Altar of Heaven, Temple of Heaven
9 31
Ancestor Temple, Temple of Heaven
9 32
Entrance Altar of Heaven, Temple of Heaven
9 33
Happy New Year Hall, Temple of Heaven
9 34
Fukien Christian University, Foochow
9 35
Mission School teachers
9 36
Harvest Service, Foochow Union High School
9 37
Arts Hall of Fukien Christian University
9 38
Marriage of two W. H. S. grads
9 39
Group Photo, Fukien Union Theological College, Foochow
October 1948
9 40
Skinners aboard Gunboat, Min River
1937
9 41
Group of graduates
9 42
Hua Nan College, Foochow
c. 1940
9 43
Fred and Trudy Bankhardt
9 44
Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearce Hayes
9 45
J. Earl Gossard
9 46
Ida Belle Lewis Main
9 47
Missionaries
9 48
Charles Gillette
9 49
Philip and Jane Bankhardt
9 50
Frank and Bess Toothaker
9 51
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Sch
9 52
Grace and Irving Lacy

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Container(s) Description
Box Folder
10 1
Incoming Correspondence: Harold Brewster–-Carlton Lacy
10 2
Incoming Correspondence: Carlton Lacy-–Parke, Davis, and Co.
10 3
Incoming Correspondence: Parke, Davis, and Co. – Laurie and Clara Skinner
10 4
Incoming Correspondence: Laurie and Clara Skinner
10 5
Incoming Correspondence: Soochow Methodist Hospital–-Yungan Preacher, & Outgoing Correspondence from Geraldine Skinner
10 6
Manuscript of Susan Skinner, Biography of Chinese Doctor, Ordination Certificates
10 7
Poetry and Picture Book
11 1
China photograph album
11 2
Skinner family photo album
12 1
J. E. Skinner’s Medical Diploma
13 1
Pin
13 2
Loose Items from Methodist Hymnal
13 3
Methodist Hymnal Foochow Dialect