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John and Stella Burgess Papers

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Burgess, John Stewart, 1883-1949

John (Princeton Class of 1905) and Stella Burgess spent time in China with the Princeton-in-Peking Program (1909-1915) and at Yenching University (1919-1926). Stella Burgess was a poet and translator.

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spent in China with the Princeton-in-Peking Program and, later, at Yenching University (1919-1926); a typescript of an unpublished autobiography by Burgess; and manuscripts of poems and stories by Stella Burgess.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.

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Gift of the David S. Burgess.

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Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '13 in 2011.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Alicia Corona
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Autobiography: John S. Burgess, 1940. 1 folder.
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Page 1-205.

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1 folder

Autobiography: John S. Burgess, 1940. 1 folder.
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Page 205-344.

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1 folder

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"Peking: A Social Survey", 1921. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Assisted by John Stewart Burgess.

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1 folder

"The Guilds of Peking", 1928. 1 folder.
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Authored by John Stewart Burgess.

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1 folder

"A Peking Caravan", 1924. 1 folder.
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Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess. 2 copies.

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1 folder

"Toward the Summit", 1948. 1 folder.
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Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

Photoalbum of Places in China, undated. 1 folder.
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Includes photos of the Great Wall and Yenching University.

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1 folder

Photoalbum of Places in China, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chinese-English Pocket Dictionary, 1891. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications Concerning John and Stella Burgess and China, 1905-1927. 1 folder.
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Includes two issues of the Daily Princetonian, "The Men Mandarin", and an issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Also includes biographical information and notebook of Stella Burgess.

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1 folder

Papers by John S. Burgess, 1945-1946. 1 folder.
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Includes "International Relations and Sociology" and "The Westerner's Adjustment to Chinese Life".

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1 folder

Poems by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1891-1926. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gleanings from Stella Fisher Burgess, 1925. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Papers by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1925-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Short Stories by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1925-1928. 1 folder.
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Includes "Eggs for Breakfast" and "On the Tungehou Road".

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1 folder

"Treasure of the Country", 1926. 1 folder.
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Includes "The Egg Woman".

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1 folder

Corrections of Papers by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers and Stories by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1906-1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Manuscripts by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1920s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prints and Pamphlets of Yenching University, 1920s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chinese Script in Handwriting of John S. Burgess, 1928. 1 folder.
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Includes photos of John S. Burgess.

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1 folder

Works and Typescripts by John S. Burgess, 1913-1929. 1 folder.
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Seven handwritten pages with corrections and one typescript of "The Westerner's Adjustment to Chinese Life". One carbon copy of chapter 16 "Learning to Think". One carbon copy of "Some Recollections of Princeton's Work in China". One carbon copy of typescript with corrections of "Four Days in Nanking". Also includes miscellaneous pieces of printed matter. All works authored by John S. Burgess.

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1 folder

Translations of Chinese Poems, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eulogy for Stella Fisher Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapters from Autobiography of John S. Burgess, 1906-1907. 1 folder.
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Consists of chapter 13 and 14, papers 173-191.

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1 folder

Papers and Publications by John S. Burgess, 1919-1924. 1 folder.
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Includes "Some Oberservations on Chinese Life", "The Dilemma of the Modern Family", "The Training of Social Workers in China", "The Christianization of Life in China", and "Presenting Divergent Theories".

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1 folder

Autobiography of John S. Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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Chapter 1-8, page 1-172.

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1 folder

Autobiography of John S. Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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Includes notes by John S. Burgess of 1921 trip to England. Pages of the autobiobraphy include 192-344.

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1 folder

List of Writings by John S. Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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Includes letter from John C. Pelzel in 1955.

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1 folder

Diary: Stella Fisher Burgess, 1900. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poems and Other Papers by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1909-1947. 1 folder.
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Includes one photograph.

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1 folder

Page from "The Continent" Concerning John S. Burgess, 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs of the Burgesses, 1884-1926. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Verses - Extra Copies, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Clippings, 1891-1949. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between John and Stella Burgess, Stella Burgess and her father, and several obituaries of John S. Burgess.

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1 folder

Personal Correspondence: John S. Burgess, 1913-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Eggs for Breakfast", undated. 1 folder.
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Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

"Peacepipe: International Service Seminar", 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph Book of Yenching University, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poems and Prayers of Stella Fisher Burgess, 1916-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorial of John S. Burgess, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Black Jo's Marjie", 1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes another untitled work. All works authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

Duplicates of Stella Fisher Burgess' China Poems, 1920-1926. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speech Notes and Biography of Stella Fisher Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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Includes ancient Chinese sayings.

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1 folder

Stella Fisher Burgess' China Poems, 1913-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers and Publications About China, 1927-1968. 1 folder.
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Includes several photographs and a letter addressed to the Mr. and Mrs. Burgess.

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1 folder

Letters and Papers of John S. Burgess, 1913-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Journal of Thoughts and Plans: John S. Burgess, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Diary: John S. Burgess, 1923. 1 folder.
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Includes account book.

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1 folder

Writings and Clippings of Stella Fisher Burgess, 1907-1973. 5 folders.
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5 folders

"A Sociological Study of the Two Canons I-li and Li-ki", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Hills Beyond West Lake", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings and Publications Concerning China, 1908-1929. 1 folder.
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Includes a letter dated 1908.

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1 folder

Writings and Clippings of John S. Burgess, 1900-1947. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Writings and Clippings of Stella Fisher Burgess, 1912-1973. 2 folders.
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Includes correspondence.

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2 folders

Writings and Clippings Concerning John and Stella Burgess, 1896-1973. 1 folder.
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Includes notes, correspondence, and Stella Fisher Burgess' spring term grades at the Tsukiji School 1896.

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1 folder

"One Touch of Nature", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

"Touching Bottom", undated. 1 folder.
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Authored by Stella Fisher Burgess.

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1 folder

Single Headshot Photograph of John S. Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Copies of Print of John S. Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chinese Proverbs, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prints of Various Places in China, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Genealogy of Stella Fisher Burgess, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters of Farewell from Friends, 1949. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Move from Philadelphia to California.

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1 folder

Notes from Stella Fisher Burgess' Co-Author, 1925-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writings, Papers, and Printed Publications of Stella Fisher Burgess, 1905-1970. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Reviews and Appreciations of "Toward the Summit", 1945-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Maps of China and Newspaper Clippings, 1914-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Short Stories by Stella Fisher Burgess, 1905-1953. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes 1905 graduation oration.

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1 folder

Young Women's Christian Associations of Japan, 1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Personal Documents of Stella Fisher Burgess, 1880-1913. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Professional Correspondence of John S. Burgess, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes seminar photos dated 1948.

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1 folder

Chinese Poetry Duplicates, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence of John and Stella Burgess, 1909-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Centennial Celebration of Kalamazoo College, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Between John and Stella Burgess, 1907-1908. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes two booklets sent by Stella while in Tokyo to John. Also includes some photos from a later date.

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1 folder

Print, Suggest