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Picture of Emma Doll Bailey and her friend Abby S. Brayton, Bryn Mawr class of 1924, "studying" in 28 Denbigh Hall. This image was a study that was later used for a sketch.
Decade: 1890s
 
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A photograph of Emma Doll Bailey and friend, Abby S. Brayton, Bryn Mawr class of 1894 (married names Emma Bailey Speer and Abby Brayton Durfee) at tea in Denbigh. Taken in 1892. From the photo album of Margaret Bailey Speer (daughter of Emma Doll Bailey), Bryn Mawr College class of 1922.
Decade: 1890s
 
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Written to her parents in the heat of civil war, shortly after a violent incident that left several foreigners dead. MBS discusses the distortion of newspaper propaganda on anti-foreign sentiment. She shows frustration at the distortion in the papers against the Chinese and the focus on the…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother early in her first semester of Bryn Mawr. She describes a "secret" night-time initiation for freshmen at the hands of the sophomores. She refers to a quarantine on campus, probably a response to the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918. Bulk of the letter describes a…
Decade: 1910s
 
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MBS considers options for her future, and whether there will be a place for the foreigner in mission education in China in the new future. She does not doubt that there is a place for her in administration (possibly even as the next Dean of the Women's College, which she feels ambivalent about), but…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother about going out to dinner with Mr. Murphy, the architect who is doing the new buildings for Yenching. When it is time to to go home for the evening there are rumors about the streets filling with disorderly members of Chang's army so they stay over at a hotel and she returns…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother with a very detailed account of her first visit to a "traditional" Chinese home as a dinner guest, at the house of Mr. Chi.
Decade: 1920s
 
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A letter from MBS to her mother, further explicating the tensions around the proposed Boyd gift of $90,000 for a new women's gymnasium and the condition that the schools merge their administrative departments. She also urges her mother, who was on the Yenching College Committee at home, to inform…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother, giving an update on the YWCA women. She critically considers the status of Chinese servants and their quality of life, which she regards as rather inhumane and wonders if it is really "Christian" to give them so little time off and hold such high expectations for constant…
Decade: 1920s
 
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MBS writes to her mother summarizing recent political turmoil. A certain freshman's father was Chief Secretary of Chang Tso-lin, Dictator since June 1927. The faculty could always tell when there was national trouble coming because he would pull her out of school and send her back when things are…
Decade: 1920s