Edith Wherry Muckleston papers , 1858-1961

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.
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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.

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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
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
  • Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962
  • Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
  • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
  • Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961
  • Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961

Family Names

  • Wherry family

Geographical Names

  • Beijing (China)--History--Siege, 1900--Photographs
  • China--History--Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication