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Mrs. Everitt Groff-Smith autobiography

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CB G893

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Mrs. Everitt Groff-Smith's autobiography.

The autobiography is 306 pages, and is a carbon of a typed copy. It includes commentary on politics and customs in China during the time period 1890 to 1941.


  • Creation: circa 1892-1941


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

Mrs. Everitt Groff-Smith (1892 - ) wrote an autobiography that includes commentary on politics and customs in China in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Her father, Henry F. Merrill, and her husband, Everitt Groff-Smith, both worked as commissioners in the Chinese Maritime Custom Service.


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 half manuscript box

Language of Materials



Mrs. Everitt Groff-Smith (1892 - ), whose father and husband served as commissioners in China, wrote an autobiography that includes information about life in China. The collection (circa 1892-1941) consists of her autobiography.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 54."

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Mrs. Everitt Groff-Smith Autobiography
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Tanya Parlet.
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA