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Ellison and Lottie Hildreth Papers

Yale Divinity Library | Record Group 15

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From 1913-1927, the Hildreths were American Baptist missionaries in South China. During a furlough from 1918-1919, Ellison Hildreth also served with the YMCA in Siberia. The Hildreths' experiences are representative of many American missionaries to China in the early part of the 20th century. Substantive correspondence with family members and fellow missionaries documents their efforts to reach the mission field, initial impressions of China, family life, daily educational and evangelistic work, and the political unrest rampant in South China during their tenure. The intense anti-Christian  movement in the mid-1920s is, thus, well documented.

Photographs from the Hildreth Papers are available in the International Mission Photography Archive.


Thanks to the sponsorship of The Center for Christian Studies, Shantou University, digital files are available for the following portions of the Hildreth papers: Box 3, Folder 25 to Box 10, Folder 139.

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