Edith Wherry Muckleston papers, 1858-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961
Edith Wherry Muckleston papers
1858-1961 (inclusive)
7.5 linear feet, (15 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 264
Edith Wherry Muckleston (1876-1961) was an author who spent her childhood in Peking, China with her missionary parents. The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and Chinese manuscripts and artifacts.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edith Wherry Muckleston (1876-1961) was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to parents John Wherry and Sara Ellen Brandon. Her parents were both missionaries who lived in Peking, China where Muckleston lived from age two to sixteen. Muckleston attended college at Wellesley (1898-1900), Stanford (1900-1901), the Sorbonne, and she received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1907. Muckleston is the author of such celebrated novels as "The Red Lantern," (1911) "The Wanderer on a Thousand Hills," (1917) and "The Jade Mountain" (1925), all set in China. "The Red Lantern" was made into a film in 1919. She married Harold Muckleston in 1911 and together they had three daughters. Edith Muckleston died in 1961.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edith Wherry Muckleston papers, Coll 264, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American fiction--20th century--Authorship
  • American fiction--Women authors
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • China--Fiction
  • Missionaries--China
  • Missions, American--China
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Correspondence
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963--Correspondence
  • Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962
  • Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
  • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937--Correspondence
  • Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961
  • Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961--Correspondence
  • Family Names :
  • Wherry family--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Beijing (China)--History--Siege, 1900--Photographs
  • China--History--Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication