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Huntington Gilchrist Papers

Family Correspondence, 1815-1894
0.33 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M72.1

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Series Description:
This series contains correspondence written by members of the Gilchrist family and their friends (1815-1894). Among other topics, the letters contain personal updates and information about the Presbyterian Church in Albany, New York. Later correspondence (1891-1895) includes exchanges between John Gilchrist, his relatives, and acquaintance John G. Peters.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Personal Letters 1903-1922, n.d.
0.66 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M72.2

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Series Description:
This series contains letters from Huntington Gilchrist's youth through his days as an instructor at universities in Foochow and Peking, China, including some regarding the death of his father, Reverend John Gilchrist (1903), and from his days as a student at Williams College (1912-1913). The majority are detailed exchanges between Gilchrist and his mother about his travels across the continental U.S. and East Asia (1913-1922).
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Diary and handwritten notes, 1913, n.d.
16 items.
Catalog Number: M72.3

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Series Description:
Gilchrist's diary provides a brief account of his journey from the U.S. to Foochow, China, late in the summer of 1913. Also included are newspaper clippings, lecture notes, personal notes, and business cards collected during his stay in China.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Printed ephemera, n.d.
0.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M72.4

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Series Description:
This series contains maps of Japan and China, including a tourist map of Kyoto, Japan, and postcard souvenirs collected by Gilchrist during his travels through the U.S. and East Asia.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Photographs, n.d.
0.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M72.5

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Series Description:
This series contains photographs, probably taken by Gilchrist in China, including several of an unidentified woman with two children at the beach, and photos of a commencement at Foochow University. Also included are approximately 200 negatives of the Chinese countryside, local workers, Peking and Foochow University grounds, and students and faculty.
Arrangement:Arranged by material type.
Restrictions:None.




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