Guide to the Paul and Esther Melrose Papers
1929-1969

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Melrose, EstherMelrose, Paul
Title: Paul and Esther Melrose papers
Dates: 1929-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 761
Summary: Paul and Esther Melrose traveled to Hainan, China as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church. They were in Hainan, with interruptions until 1944. The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries and ephemeral materials that reflect the Melroses' careers as missionaries in China.
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

Paul Melrose, son of missionary parents, was born in Hainan, China and educated in the United States. In 1916 he and his wife, Esther Agnew Melrose, came to Hainan as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church, stationed at Nodoa. They were in Hainan, with interruptions, to 1944.

Content Description

Collection includes minor correspondence, manuscripts written by Esther or Paul Melrose, miscellaneous articles, booklets, newsletters, and nine diaries for 1932-1937, 1941, 1942, and 1949 which record daily events, expenses, weather, etc.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives. 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.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Paul and Esther Melrose Papers, Ax 761, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Paul C. Melrose in 1973


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Correspondence: Outgoing, Esther Melrose 1929-1944
1 1 Correspondence: Outgoing, Paul Melrose 1941
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Nathaniel Bercovitz 1951-1952
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Margaret and John Bickford, French Cameroon, West Africa 1951-1954
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Carl Blanford, Bangkok, Thailand 1952-1969
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Harry and Alice Brown, Bombay Province, India 1951-1955
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Henry and Louise Bucher, Petburi, Thailand 1957-1963
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Herman and Genevieve 1955
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Eugene and Betty Hessel, Manila, Philippines 1962
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Eva Keyser 1948
1 1 Correspondence: Incoming, Esther Morse, Hainan, China 1951
1 2 Manuscripts: Boom town Hong Kong, typed draft 1946
1 2 Manuscripts: Canton revisited, typed draft 1946
1 2 Manuscripts: China in the post-war world, typed draft
1 2 Manuscripts: Christ among the lepers, typed draft
1 2 Manuscripts: Eluding the Reds, carbon draft
1 2 Manuscripts: Hainan family reunion, carbon draft 1947 or 1948
1 2 Manuscripts: Hong Kong revisited, typed draft 1946
1 2 Manuscripts: Hong Kong revisited, typed draft 1946
1 2 Manuscripts: Nodoa revisited, carbon draft
1 2 Manuscripts: The price China has paid for Russian friendship, typed draft
1 2 Manuscripts: Punitive expedition, carbon draft 1947
1 2 Manuscripts: "When through the deep waters I call thee to go." Carbon draft
1 2 Manuscripts: Words from Hainan, typed draft
1 2 Manuscripts: New notes from Hainan, typed draft
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose 1932
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1933
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1934
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1935
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1936
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1937
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose 1941
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose, Nodoa, Hainan, China 1942
1 2 Diary, Paul C. Melrose 1949
1 3 Miscellany: Booklet about the Chiengmai Leper Asylum:
1 3 Miscellany: Hainan Newsletter 1937
1 3 Miscellany: Hainan Newsletter Christmas Greeting 1924
1 3 Miscellany: Christians under the Chinese Communist State
1 3 Miscellany: Suggestions with regard to treatment of lepers and conduct of Hoihow Leper Hospital

Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--Missions
  • Subject Terms :
  • Missionaries--China
  • Missions, American--China

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