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Letter to Emma Bailey Speer, 7 February 1926

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Title

Letter to Emma Bailey Speer, 7 February 1926

Subject

Notable Individuals

Description

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 service. She also the difficulty of how to get first hand experience of Chinese culture when the foreigners are often at a distance from the locals due to language and cultural barriers. She also requests a subscription to Vogue and talk about her wardrobe, some things she needs.

Creator

Speer, Margaret Bailey

Source

Speer, Margaret Bailey. "Letter to Emma Bailey Speer, 7 February 1926." Speer Family Papers, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Date

1920s

Date Available

20th century

Date Created

1926-2-07

Rights

All rights reserved by the source institution.

Format

correspondence

Spatial Coverage

United States
China

Source Institution

Bryn Mawr College

All rights reserved by the source institution.

Citation

Speer, Margaret Bailey, “Letter to Emma Bailey Speer, 7 February 1926,” The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed May 19, 2019, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/525.