Guide to the James E. and Susan L. Skinner Papers
1889-1956

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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: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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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 Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Series I. Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
  • Series II. Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
  • Series III. Incoming Correspondence
  • Series IV. Incoming Correspondence Concerning Medical Supplies
  • Series V. Incoming Correspondence of E. J. Lawrence to Susan Lawrence
  • Series VI. Diaries of J. E. Skinner
  • Series VII. Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (originals)
  • Series VIII. Diaries of Susan L. Skinner (copies)
  • Series IX. Manuscripts of J. E. Skinner
  • Series X. Documents
  • Series XI. Biographical Materials
  • Series X. Documents
  • Series XI. Biographical Materials
  • Series XII. Publications
  • Series XIII. Lawrence Skinner Papers
  • Series XIV. Clara Skinner Manuscripts
  • Series XV. Photographs
  • Series VIII. Oversize

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Lawrence E. Skinner in 1964.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Aaron Poor and Bryan Duncan in January 2003.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Outgoing Correspondence of J. E. Skinner
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

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Series II:  Outgoing Correspondence of Susan L. Skinner
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

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Series III:  Incoming correspondence
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

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Series IV:  Incoming Correspondence Concerning Medical Supplies
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

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Series V:  Incoming Correspondence: E. J. Lawrence and Susan Lawrence
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

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Series VI:  Diaries of J.E. Skinner
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 23 Diary 1897
2 24 Diary 1942
2 24 Diary 1944

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

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

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Series IX:  Literary Manuscripts of J. E. Skinner
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 16 Literary manuscripts 1908-1924
3 17 Literary manuscripts 1925-1942
3 18 Literary manuscripts Undated

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Series X:  Documents
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

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Series XI:  Biographical Materials
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 24 Lawrence Family Manuscripts
3 25 Lawrence Family Manuscripts
3 26 Newsclippings

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Series XII:  Publications
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

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Series XIII:  Lawrence Skinner papers
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

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Series XIV:  Clara Skinner papers
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 12 School records
6 13 School records
6 14 School records

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Series XV:  Photographs
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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Series XVI:  Oversize
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

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Skinner, Susan Lawrence, 1871-1952
  • Subject Terms :
  • Missionaries, Medical--China
  • Missionaries, Medical--China--Correspondence
  • Missionaries, Medical--China--Diaries
  • Missions, Medical--China

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