Guide to the Bruce and Anna Jarvis Papers
1927-1928

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Creator: Jarvis, Bruce W., 1885-
Title: Bruce and Anna Jarvis papers
Dates: 1927-1928 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.75 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 386
Summary: Bruce Jarvis (1885- )was a medical missionary and practiced in China and India from the 1920s through the 1940s. Mrs. Jarvis served in Presbyterian missions in administrative capacities and, after her marriage, in administrative positions in Methodist organizations. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, publications, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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

Bruce W. Jarvis was born in 1885 in Estherville, Iowa and attended Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (B.S., 1911), and University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota (M.D., 1914).

Dr. Jarvis practiced many years in China: Peking, 1923-1929; Foochow, 1931-1937 and 1946-1949; and Chengtu, 1944-1946. He and Mrs. Jarvis were also in Nadiad, India from 1950-1943.

Anna Moffet Jarvis was born in 1892 in Bismarck, North Dakota and educated in Illinois schools, later attending University of Chicago (Ph. D, 1913); Kennedy School of Missions, 1920, 1925; and University of Wisconsin, 1925. She worked in Nanking, China, 1920-1945, and in Chengtu, China, 1944-1946. She married Dr. Jarvis in 1944 and served with him thereafter.

Dr. Jarvis' services were in the fields of general practice of medicine and X-ray, while Mrs. Jarvis served in Presbyterian missions in administrative capacities and, after her marriage, in administrative positions in Methodist organizations.

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, several publications, scrapbooks and photographs.

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 :  

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Bruce Jarvis Papers, Ax 386, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Bruce and Anna Moffet Jarvis in 1967.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence: Letters received by Anna Moffet, 1927-1928
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Bradt, Nellie A.
1 1 Byers, Mark R.
1 1 Caper, E. W.
1 1 Coulter, Mrs. John
1 1 Day, Isabella
1 1 Dimock, Lula A.
1 1 Douglas, Margaret
1 1 Douglas, Richmond
1 1 Drummond, W. J.
1 1 Fleming, Daniel
1 1 Guccoal, Emory W.
1 1 Hall, Bailie
1 1 Hertz, A. Louise
1 1 Hiylian, Jessie W.
1 1 Hodores, Lewis
1 1 Huling, Mrs. Helen
1 1 Hunt, Arthur C.
1 1 Hwang, Lillian
1 1 Irwin, Anita
1 1 Jones, Mabel
1 1 MacCurdy, Hattie
1 1 Marks, Helen
1 1 Moffet, Morhis
1 1 Patton, Charles E.
1 1 Price, P. F.
1 1 Priest, Elsie
1 1 Priest, Rebecca
1 1 Reischance, A. K.
1 1 Reisner, John
1 1 Robb, Louise C.
1 1 Roys, M. M.
1 1 Ruland, Lloyd S.
1 1 Sawyer, Mary A.
1 1 Twinem, Mary
1 1 Walrusley, Evelyn M.
1 1 Wells, Ralph C.
1 1 Whorley, Ruth C.
1 1 Wright, Elizabeth
1 1 Unidentified letters.

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Correspondence: Colonel and Mrs. Moffet, incoming and outgoing, 1927-1928
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2 Letters received from Louise Edwards
1 2 Letters received from Mrs. Helen Huling
1 2 Letters received from Ernie Moffet
1 2 Letters received from Morhis Moffet
1 2 Letters received from Ted Moffet
1 2 Letters received from Joel Stebbins
1 2 Letters sent to Anna Moffet 1927

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Typed transcriptions of Anna Moffet's (later, Jarvis) letters from China, 1920-1949
Container(s)
box
folder
1 3

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Literary Manuscripts, 1927-1928
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 4 Ningpo, March 8, 1927. Carbon, 3pp. March 8, 1927
1 4 Visit to Nanking, September 23-27, 1927, by W. J. Drummond. Carbon, 5pp. (lacks p. 2). September 23, 1927-September 27, 1927
1 4 Visit to Nanking, September 23-27, 1927, by W. H. Drummond. Holograph,PP September 23-27, 1927
1 4 Ginling College, review of the 1st month. Carbon, lp.
1 4 Gleanings from Ginling letters. March 29, 1927. Carbon, 15pp. March 29, 1927
1 4 Shanghai, June 7th. Carbon, 2pp. June 7.
1 4 Narrative of a visit to Nanking, November 30, 1927-December 7, 1927. Extracts from letters. Carbon, 7pp. November 30, 1927-December 7, 1927
1 4 Visit to Hwaiyuen, January 5, 1928-January 14, 1928. Carbon, 5pp. January 5, 1938-January 14, 1928
1 4 Nanking--four months after. Observation during a brief visit to Nanking, by A. R. Kepler. Carbon, Epp
1 4 A trip from Tsing Tao to Hwai Yuen, September 10, 1927-September 18, 1927, signed Frank S. Niles. Carbon, 15pp. September 10, 1927-September 18, 1927
1 4 Nanking revisited. Report of a trip made by Rev. W. T. Drummond, Dr. A. Sydensticker and C. Stanley Smith, November 15, 1927-September 22, 1927. Carbon, 18pp. (lacks pg. 6) November 15, 1927-September 22, 1927
1 4 Affidavit. April 1, 1927, by Anna Moffet. Carbon, 2pp. April, 1, 1927
1 4 Extracts from the account of Emily I. Case. Carbon, 12pp.
1 4 Observations based on a visit to Canton, March 4, 1927, by Evelyn M. Walrusley. Holograph, 3pp. March 4, 1927

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Publications, 1927-1947
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 5 Statement to Chinese friends. lp. April 1927
1 5 Proclamation of Western Missionaries of Nanking to the Chinese Christians in Nanking. In Chinese, April, 1927. 8pp. 1927>
1 5 Through Faith to Power. New York, 1927. llpp. 1927
1 5 Nanking Station Report, 1928-1929. Two years after. 20pp. 1928-1929
1 5 Story of 80 years in Protestant Missions in Nanking, China, 1867-1917. 13pp. 1867-1917

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Scrapbook, Volume I: Newspaper clippings of the Nanking Incident, 1927-1928
Container(s)
box
1

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Scrapbook, Volume II: Photographs, letters, and miscellaneous memoirs of Anna Moffet's years in Nanking as a missionary
Container(s)
box
1

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Photographs, 1927-1928

Photographs of the mission, the children of the mission and China scenery.

Container(s)
box
2

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Jarvis, Anna Moffet
  • Jarvis, Anna Moffet--Correspondence
  • Jarvis, Bruce W.
  • Jarvis, Bruce W.--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Methodist Episcopal Church--Missions--China
  • Subject Terms :
  • Missionaries, Medical--China
  • Missionaries--China
  • Missions, American--China
  • Physicians--China
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographs

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