Edith Wherry Muckleston (1876-1961) was an author who spent her childhood in Peking, China with her missionary parents. The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and Chinese manuscripts and artifacts.
- Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Edith Wherry Muckleston (1876-1961) was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to parents John Wherry and Sara Ellen Brandon. Her parents were both missionaries who lived in Peking, China where Muckleston lived from age two to sixteen. Muckleston attended college at Wellesley (1898-1900), Stanford (1900-1901), the Sorbonne, and she received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1907. Muckleston is the author of such celebrated novels as "The Red Lantern," (1911) "The Wanderer on a Thousand Hills," (1917) and "The Jade Mountain" (1925), all set in China. "The Red Lantern" was made into a film in 1919. She married Harold Muckleston in 1911 and together they had three daughters. Edith Muckleston died in 1961.
7.5 linear feet (15 containers)
Language of Materials
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series I: Correspondence Series II: Reviews and Publicity Series III: Literary Manuscripts and Tearsheets Series IV: Biographical Material Series V: Historical Content Series VI: Photographs Series VII: Miscellaneous
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Edward T. Price, 1998.
14 manuscript boxes and 1 tube.
Collection processed by Heather McKee, 2000.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American fiction -- 20th century -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- American fiction -- Women authors Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Beijing (China) -- History -- Siege, 1900 -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- China -- Fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ford, Henry, 1863-1947
- Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
- Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Missionaries -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Missions, American -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
- Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
- Wherry family
- Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961
- Wherry, Edith, 1876-1961
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Edith Wherry Muckleston Papers
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).