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Pacific Rim Archive: Saidee Pettus Hoose papers

Provides access to archival collections relating to Westerners' involvement in East Asia between the 1840s and 1940s.

Saidee Pettus and Earl Albion Hoose

Saidee Pettus Hoose

Earl Albion Hoose (1886-1949) and his wife, Saidee Pettus (1887-1949) served as missionaries in China from 1915 to 1938, first in Jiujiang 九江, in Jiangxi province, where they served up until they had to evacuate in the face of the Kuomintang's Northern Expedition in 1927. They then relocated to Beiping 北平(Beijing 北京), where Earl became Secretary of the American Bible Society. Her papers consist largely of correspondence that reflects and records some of the key events of the period, including the conquest of Nanjing by the Kuomintang in 1927 and the growing threat of war with Japan in the late 1930s. Related materials can be found in the papers of one of their grandchildren, Geoffrey C. Shepard.

Saidee Hoose's report on the "Nanking Incident," 1927

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