Scope and Contents
Collection includes minor correspondence, manuscripts written by Esther or Paul Melrose, miscellaneous articles, booklets, newsletters, and nine diaries for 1932-1937, 1941, 1942, and 1949 which record daily events, expenses, weather, etc.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Paul Melrose, son of missionary parents, was born in Hainan, China and educated in the United States. In 1916 he and his wife, Esther Agnew Melrose, came to Hainan as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church, stationed at Nodoa. They were in Hainan, with interruptions, to 1944.
0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Paul and Esther Melrose traveled to Hainan, China as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church. They were in Hainan, with interruptions until 1944. The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries and ephemeral materials that reflect the Melroses' careers as missionaries in China.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Paul C. Melrose in 1973
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Missionaries Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Missionaries -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Missions, American -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A
- Religion Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to the Paul and Esther Melrose Papers
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