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MS Am 1864.1

Greene, Roger Sherman, 1881-1947. Additional papers, 1923-1941: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1864.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Greene, Roger Sherman, 1881-1947.
Title: Additional papers,
Date(s): 1923-1941.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters, notebooks, and engagement books of American diplomat Roger Sherman Greene.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mr. Edward F. Greene, 10 Patterson Street Providence, Rhode Island 02906; received: 1973 October.

Biographical / Historical

Greene was an American diplomat, foundation official, and medical administrator in China.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters written from Roger Sherman Greene to his wife Kate, mostly during his stay in China. Letters address topics such as the earthquake in Yokohama and the recovery after, train travel through and descriptions of China, hospitals and medical care in China, teaching illiterate adults to read, Soochow University, and travels through Shanghai. Collection also includes various notebooks, day books, account books, appointment books, and calenders that Green kept during his time in China and at home.

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