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.
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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.
The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, several publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Bruce Jarvis Papers, Ax 386, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Acquisition Information :
Gift of Bruce and Anna Moffet Jarvis in 1967.
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Detailed Description of the Collection
Correspondence: Letters received by Anna Moffet, 1927-1928