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MBS writes to parents to give a daily life update, mainly reflecting on the effects of the war on prices and availability of supplies.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents describing the equality of male and female faculty at the college, and the difference in the burdens that they shoulder outside of work.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents and mentions a suicide at the men's college that has the campus upset, a conference she recently attended on Public Worship, her plans to return to the US the following summer to study (perhaps at Columbia). Also includes, in response to a book she recently received in the…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents relating gossip from home and daily activities. Also a luncheon she had with the League of Nations Commission on Cultural Cooperation with China. She also has a new domestic servant. She reports that the faculty have generally stopped entertaining and having parties, out of…
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS writes to her parents and mentions that her salary does not seem to be in danger (unlike those of the Methodists and various other groups) and she continues to live quite comfortably. She gives a general idea of economic circumstances.
Decade: 1930s
 
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MBS expresses a wish that Chinese voices be more thoroughly included in Mission meetings. The Mission board wants more control over Yenching and proposes that the school come directly under control of the Board, rather than the North China Mission Board. Sun Yat Sen's public funeral. Negotiating her…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents about seeing horrific images of the damage from WWII in Time and Life magazines, and war-time hardship. She also writes of a fundraiser that the Peking Assocation of University Women held, in the form of a satirical sketch show.
Decade: 1940s
 
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MBS writes to her parents to discuss the end of the semester, the party she attended recently (dressed as a Chinese man), and other things. Ends on an ominous political note.
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents about her plans for the summer, her latest activities, and about the messiness of being considered for the position of Dean of the Women's College.
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her parents, describing the factors leading to the resignation of the dean of the Women's College, Miss Nettie Soo-Hoo.
Decade: 1930s