Ellison and Lottie Hildreth Papers,
Yale Divinity Library Record Group No. 15
From 1913-1927, the Hildreths were American Baptist missionaries in South China. During a furlough from 1918-1919, Ellison Hildreth 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 striving to reach the mission field, their initial impressions of China, family life in China, 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 well documented.
The Hildreth Papers are described in a finding aid available at http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.015.
Thanks to a project sponsored by The Center for Christian Studies, Shantou University, digital files are available for the following portions of the Hildreth papers.
A filename such as rg_015_003_0025.pdf refers to Record Group No. 15, Box 3, Folder 25 . Please use the collection finding aid linked to above to view the folder labels.
Photographs from the Hildreth Papers are available in the International Mission Photography Archive.