Contents and Arrangement

Writings and Clippings of John S. Burgess, 1900-1947

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, a commonplace book, a genealogy, and printed matter of Burgess (Princeton Class of 1905) and his wife, Stella Fisher Burgess, poet and translator. The collection contains articles and speeches, many written during the years (1909-1915) they spent in China with the Princeton-in-Peking Program and, later, at Yenching University (1919-1926); a typescript of an unpublished autobiography by Burgess; and manuscripts of poems and stories by Stella Burgess. There are also photographs of the Burgess family and professional colleagues, such as Edward S. Corwin, and of Peking, Yenching University, and other Chinese scenes, as well as a genealogy of the Fisher family.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Writings and Clippings of John S. Burgess; John and Stella Burgess Papers, C0577, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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