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Diaries of Miss E.M. Tovey


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Diaries of Miss Tovey, as a missionary in China, 1917-18, with later diaries kept in England, 1927, and on holiday in Switzerland, June-Aug. 1932; written in The Missionaries' Anglo-Chinese Diary (Shanghai) and (1932) The Missionaries' Diary (Shanghai). The diaries for 1917 and 1918 include lists of letters sent and received, names and details of candidates for baptism, cash accounts and memoranda; those for 1927 and 1932 include some notes relating to China.


  • 1917-32


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Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. e. 2391].
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MSS. Eng. e. 2391-4; Photogr. c. 15, fol. 61.

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7030

Biographical / Historical

Miss E[leanor?] M. Tovey was a Christian missionary in China.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bought from D.P. White in 1990.

Separated Materials

A group photograph, probably including Miss Dovey, found in the 1918 volume, is now MS. Photogr. c. 15, fol. 61.
Diaries of Miss E.M. Tovey
Emily Tarrant
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