M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

Business, Literary, and Miscellany Collection

Finding Aid for the
FRED R. BROWN
PAPERS, 1882-1966

(MSS-004)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


FRED R. BROWN
Biographical Sketch

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Fred R. Brown, the son of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar H. Brown, was born in Rensselaer, New York, on May 19, 1888. In 1906, Brown graduated from Albany High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1910 from Syracuse University where he had studied biology, chemistry, and medicine. In 1916 he received a master's degree in religious education from the School of Education of Boston University. After future study at Syracuse University in 1931-1932 he completed the requirements of the New York State Department of Education for the provisional professional certificate in teaching.

In 1910 Brown was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was sent by the Board of Foreign Missions to Nanchang, China. He served as Head of the Natural Science Department at the William Nast College, Kiukiang, from 1910 to 1916; from 1917 to 1931 he taught at Nanchang Academy and also served as Acting Principal (1918-1919) and Head of the Department of Natural Science (1927-1931). From 1918 to 1924 he was Superintendent of Primary Schools in Nanchang, Kan River, and Kienchang districts.

Brown returned to the United States in 1931. He was Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Pebble Hill School in Dewitt, New York, and then moved to Troy. In 1938 he became pastor of the Levings Methodist Church and also taught an orientation course in natural science at Russell Sage College.

From 1942 into 1958 Mr. Brown served churches in Richmondville, Warnerville, Fonda, Fultonville, Cambridge, White Creek, Clarksville, and Reidsville. In May 1958 he became pastor of St. James Methodist Church, Cohoes, and retired in May 1961.

He was appointed pastor emeritus of Pine Grove Methodist Church of Colonie where he served as the missions commission head and was in charge of the men's Bible class. He was head of the historical committee and retired ministers' group of the Troy Methodist Conference.

Fred R. Brown married Clella Ernestine McDonnell at Nanking, China, on December 8, 1914. Their first son, Fred R. Brown Jr., was born in 1916 and died in 1920. A daughter, Hester, was born in 1918, and a son, Charles, in 1921.

The Reverend Mr. Brown died on December 31, 1966, at the age of 78.


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The concentration of materials in this Collection is on the period of 1910 to 1931 when Fred R. Brown and his wife, Clella Ernestine McDonnell, served in the Methodist mission in Nanchang, China. The most valuable sources of information are the "Letters home", which contain detailed descriptions of personal activities, travel, weather, and political observations.

The Browns were analytical and observant. They studied the geography of the Kan River District and Kiangsi Province; clan customs, literacy, and superstitions of the people; political conditions; military activities. Their reports and letters are of interest in learning about a time of change in China; their first-hand accounts of the activities of the Nationalist Armies in 1926-1927 are of particular importance to researchers in this period.

Religious instruction and the work of missionary churches is covered in notes on Bible study; dramatic exercises and other teaching materials; reports of church conferences; survey articles.

The ministerial work of Fred Brown upon his return to the United States is covered in the collection of church notices, order of service, notes on specific religious topics, and in the extensive collection of "Sermon Notes" (for the period 1937 to 1961). The material on the Troy Conference of the Methodist Church includes published reports, Brown's notes, and his work on local parish histories.

The items on Clella Ernestine McDonnell (Mrs. Fred R. Brown) deal primarily with her family history, kindergarten instruction, and student papers (many of these are stories based on her experiences in China).

The large collection of photographs supplement the descriptions given in letters and reports. In addition to photographs of China and other locales, there are many family items.

Maps, books, and pamphlets in Chinese, and writings by others on a range of topics, supplement the items produced by Fred and Clella Brown.


FRED R. BROWN
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1882-1932

Biographical material on Fred R. Brown; items relating to his father, Edgar H. Brown; FRB's educational and professional records; documents (wedding certificate, insurances, pension, etc.); newspaper clippings about FRB and his work.

Series 2: Diaries and Notebooks, 1908-1946

Diaries and notebooks of FRB. The diaries contain brief notes about the weather, meals, and activities, covering the years 1917 to 1935. The notebooks cover many topics: financial records, ideas for sermons, class notes, conference reports: they date from 1908 to 1946.

Series 3: Financial Records, 1923-1963

Financial records for the years 1923-1963. Cover family accounts and investments, cash and household accounts, auto records, egg production, etc.

Series 4: Correspondence, 1910-1965

Correspondence relating to FRB's appointment by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church; his travels, observations, and work in China; his personal and pastoral activities after returning to United States. Note: Some correspondence is filed with appropriate subject.

Series 5: China and the Far East, 1926-1927

China and the Far East: political and religious conditions in China, Korea, and Japan. Concentration is on the activities of the Nationalist Armies in 1926-1927.

Series 6: Kan River District, 1922

Descriptive material on the Kan River District. Includes a geographical and economic survey of the District, a report on war conditions and the effects on the people, and a study on literacy among church members.

Series 7: Kiangsi Province, 1920-1924

Descriptive material on the geography and sociology of Kiangsi Province. Papers cover clan customs, superstitions, opium.

Series 8: Kienchang and Nanchang districts, 1922

Historical and scientific data.

Series 9: Methodist Episcopal Church in China: the Nanchang Mission, 1912-1959

Documents and records concerning the work of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the City of Nanchang, Province of Kiangsi, China (William Nast College and Nanchang General Hospital). Note: Correspondence in Series IV also has information on mission affairs. Oversized items, such as atlases of foreign missions, have been moved to Series XVIII.

Series 10: Teaching at the Nanchang Mission, 1920s

FRB's teaching activities at the mission; religious instruction. Includes policy statements from the Methodist Church; regulations of the Nationalist government; FRB's master's thesis; his report on religious education; educational conference reports, lesson plans, class schedules. Most of the material is from the 1920s.

Series 11: University of Amoy, 1931, undated

Letters regarding study at the Summer Institute; article on the Amoy earthworm; statement by the faculty and staff regarding the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

Series 12: Mission Conferences, 1920-1948

Reports on various conferences from 1920 to 1948.

Series 13: Religious Teaching and Preaching in the U.S., 1936-1961

Religious teaching and preaching of FRB after his return to the United States. Includes sermon notes and other devotional material.

Series 14: Church and Teaching Activities, 1937-1961

Church notices, parish histories, religious and science instruction materials. Covers the period 1937 to 1961. (The Church Notices include letters from the Troy Conference.)

Series 15: Troy Conference of the Methodist Board of Missions, 1945-1965

Correspondence, notes, reports, newspaper clippings, and issues of the Official Journal of the Troy Annual Conference; a copy of the condensed annual report of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church.

Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1925-1940

FRB's lecture notes and writings on various subjects; writings by others; items in Chinese.

Series 17: Clella Ernestine McDonnell (Mrs. Fred R. Brown), 1912-1949

Biographical materials on CMB and her family; correspondence; kindergarten and religious instruction materials; stories (most written as class assignments); student essays and class notes for Syracuse University courses.

Series 18: Photographs and Maps, 1888-1966

Mainly family photographs, but also includes the Atlas of Foreign Missions, maps, drawings, and notebook pages.

Series 19: Miscellaneous, 1916-1918, undated


FRED R. BROWN
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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1882-1932

Box 1
Folder

1. Edgar H. Brown (father): Deacon paper, April 23, 1882
2. Edgar H. Brown (father): Elder paper, April 25, 1886
3. Edgar H. Brown (father): Correspondence, greeting cards, tributes upon his death
4. Academic records; professional qualifications
5. Syracuse University, 1910-1965
6. Courses and papers, 1931-1932
7. Employment: resume, letters of recommendation
8. Military exemption, 1918
9. Certificate of marriage
10. Wedding
11. Medical records
12. Passports
13. Furlough (1931-1932): analysis, freight charges
14. Health insurance; life insurance
15. Pension; service record
16. Will
17. Clippings about F. R. Brown and his work
18. File numbers and examples of folders


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Series 2: Diaries and Notebooks, 1908-1946

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

19. Diaries: 1917-1921; 1922-1926
20. Diaries: July 1, 1926 to Dec. 31, 1926; Jan. 1, 1927 to end 1927 also Miscellaneous Notes; 1935 Year Book
21. Notebooks: Chemistry, 1908; Electrical apparatus, 1910; 1922-1923;

Oct. 1927 - Feb. 1929; 1931-1941; 1932-1942; 1945-1946

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Series 3: Financial Records, 1923-1963

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

22. Cash accounts, Oct. 1, 1923 to Nov. 30, 1925
23. Family accounts and investments, 1925-1935
24. Household accounts, Summer of 1927
25. Household accounts, August 1929; 1932
26. Financial records, 1940-1948
27. Financial records, 1948-1960
28. Expenses, auto records, egg production, etc. 1958-1963
29. Data needed for judging property


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Series 4: Correspondence, 1910-1965

Box 2
Folder

1. Correspondence, General: 1910-1913
2. Correspondence, General: 1925-1926
3. Correspondence, General: 1927
4. Correspondence, General: 1928
5. Correspondence, General: 1931-1938
6. Letters home: 1910-1911 (Extracts: two notebooks)
7. Letters home: 1911
8. Letters home: 1912
9. Letters home: 1913
10. Letters home: 1914
11. Letters home: 1915
12. Letters home: 1916
13. The Journal of the Brown Family Journey from Shanghai to London, May and June 1924
14. Letters home: 1926 (letter of August 29 is on political and military views)
15. Letters home: 1926 (carbons)
16. Letters home: 1927
17. Letters home: 1927 (carbons)
18. Letters home: 1928
19. Letters home: 1928 (carbons)
20. Letters home: 1929
21. Letters home: 1929 (carbons)
22. Letters home: 1930
23. Letters home: 1930 (carbons)
24. Letters home: 1931
25. Letters home: 1931 (carbons)
26. Letters home: 1932 (carbons)
27. Letters: 1933-1934 (carbons)
28. Letters: 1935-1936 (carbons)
29. Letters: 1937-1938 (carbons)
30. Letters: 1939 (carbons)
31. Letters: 1940 (carbons)
32. Letters: 1941 (carbons)
33. Letters: 1942 (carbons)
34. Letters: 1943 (carbons)
35. Letters: 1944 (carbons)
36. Letters: 1945 (carbons)
37. Letters: 1946 (carbons)
38. Letters: 1947 (carbons)
39. Letters: 1948 (carbons)
40. Letters: 1949 (carbons)
41. Letters: 1950 (carbons)
42. Letters: 1951 (carbons)
43. Letters: 1952 (carbons)
44. Letters: 1953 (carbons)
45. Letters: 1954 (carbons)
46. Letters: 1955 (carbons)
47. Letters: 1956 (carbons)
48. Letters: 1957 (carbons)
49. Letters: 1958 (carbons)
50. Letters: 1959-1960 (carbons)

Box 3
Folder

1. Correspondence with FRB's family (father, mother, aunt): 1912-1938
2. Letters from Rev. Edgar D. Brown: 1947-1953
3. Letters from Clella E. McDonnell and Edgar D. Brown: 1914
4. Letters from friends to Clella re engagement: 1914
5. Letters from friends to FRB re engagement: 1914
6. Letters to Clella and others (carbons): 1914-1922
7. Letters to Clella (and carbons): 1923-1924
8. Correspondence with Clella and children: 1927; letterbook: Jan. - Nov. 1927
9. Letters to Clella (carbons): Nov. 1927-1928
10. Letters from Clella and children; miscellaneous household statements Nov. - Dec. 1927
11. Letters from Clella and children: 1928
12. Correspondence with Clella: 1929
13. Correspondence with Clella and children: 1941-1949
14. Letters to Clella (undated); notes from children (undated)
15. Letters re Fred Brown Jr. (birth, death): 1916, 1920
16. Letters re Hester Brown's birth: 1918
17. Hester circa Brown: Correspondence, academic record
18. Correspondence with Clara and Frank Argelander: 1951-1966
19. Correspondence with Bishop Birney: 1925-1926
20. Correspondence with Bishop Birney: 1927
21. Correspondence with Bishop Birney: 1928
22. Correspondence with Bishop Birney: 1929
23. Correspondence with Bishop Birney: 1929-1930 (With 1953 covering letter from Clella)
24. Correspondence with Frank circa Gale: 1952-1963
25. Correspondence with Evaline Gaw: 1931-1936
26. Correspondence with William R. Johnson: 1916-1965
27. Correspondence with John W. B. Lai: 1962-1964
28. Letters from former parishioners in China: 1948-1949
29. Letters from others: 1920-1937
30. Correspondence (family, friends, parishioners): 1960-1961
31. Correspondence re ancient Chinese coins: 1952
32. Correspondence re church matters: 1916-1930
33. Emergency code: 1915
34. Christmas/New Years letters: 1934-1957; Christmas mailing lists, 1953-1958


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Series 5: China and the Far East, 1926-1927

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

35. The Provinces of China: 1910
36. Capture of Nanchang by Nationalist Armies, 1926-1927
37. Chiang Kai Shik: Speech at Nanchang, March 1927
38. Nationalist Movement, 1927
39. China: Political conditions; Clippings; translation of "Articles of the Mao-Stalin Pact"
40. Statistics: Non-religious, China
41. Congressional Record, 1919
42. "The World Crisis in the Far East"


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Series 6: Kan River District, 1922

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

43. Kan River District
44. "Conditions on the Kan River, Late June and Early July". 1922
45. "Kan River District: A Study in Literacy among Church Members." 1922


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Series 7: Kiangsi Province, 1920-1924

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

46. "Kiangsi Province in China."
47. "Areas and Populations by Districts. Kiangsi Conference." 1922
48. "Clan Customs in Kiangsi Province."
49. "Superstitions Common in Kiangsi Province." 1920
50. Kiangsi Province superstitions
51. "Opium in Kiangsi. Constitution of the Kiangsi Anti?Narcotic Association. Chinese and English Text." 1924


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Series 8: Kienchang and Nanchang districts, 1922

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

52. Kienchang District, 1922
53. Nanchang District
54. Nanchang - Scientific data
55. Gale, Francis Clair. "Historical and Traditional Data about Nanchang."


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Series 9: Methodist Episcopal Church in China: the Nanchang Mission, 1912-1959

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

56. Methodists in China
57. "Communist Persecution of Churches in Red China and Northern Korea." 1959
58. "1920?1921 Evangelistic Campaign Hymns: Kiukiang & Nanchang."
59. Power of Attorney (for Nanchang Mission) - 1915
60. Business matters - 1912, 1918: Administrative Rules Adopted by the Finance Committee of the Kiangsi Mission... 1918
61. Contracts and insurance policies
62. Inventories of household furnishings, personal property
63. Orders, bills
64.a Mission affairs - 1927
64.b "Sermons and other Devotional and Meditational Material" - 1927-1928
65. Kuling Estate - 1936
66. The Kwanyuenmen Project - 1923
67. Nanchang General Hospital: Blueprints, song


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Series 10: Teaching at the Nanchang Mission, 1920s

Box 3 (continued)
Folder

68. International Sunday School Lesson Committee. "Statement of a Theory of Curriculum." 1923
69. Religious Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church
70. "Educational Regulations of the Nationalist Government." 1928
71. "A Curriculum for Methodist Episcopal Sunday Schools in the Central China Area." (Master's thesis). - 1925
72. "Religious Education in Nanchang Academy." (carbon of typescript): 1928
73. "Christian Education in Nanchang." from Educational Review
74. Conference on Christian Education (Educational Review Oct. 1931; Index 1931)
75. Kuling Summer School of Religious Education: 1929
76. Class schedules
77. Plans for religious studies
78. Class notes on Old Testament theology: 1924-1925
79. Dramatic exercises: "A Christmas Carol"; "The Star of Bethlehem"; "Jonah"; "Domestic Tranquility or, Life as She Is Lived in the Orient."
80. "The Story of Jonah in dramatic forrp.."
81. "Jesus' Exclamation Points"


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Series 11: University of Amoy, 1931, undated

Box 3 (continued)
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82. University of Amoy. Summer Institute of Biological Research
83. "Anatomy of Pheretima aspergillum..." by Shao-Wen Ling.
84. "On the Tenth Anniversary of the Foundation of the University of Amoy."
85. "A Manifesto on the Japanese Invasion of Manchuria. Issued by the Faculty and Staff of the University of Amoy, Amoy, China." 1931.
86. Zhu Nianzu's Statement of Exoneration
87. 1930 Report on Dr. Kahn's Women's Hospital, plus other reports


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Series 12: Mission Conferences, 1920-1948

Box 4
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1. China's Challenge and the Methodist Reply. Program of Advance of the Methodist Episcopal Church in China adopted at the Program Study and Statement Conference, Peking, January 27 - February 10, 1920.
2. National Christian Conference, Shanghai, 1922
3. [Report of a Conference of Christian Workers with Dr. John,R. Mott... January 5-7, 1926]
4. Kiangsi Annual Conference

a. Twelfth, 1928
b. Thirteenth, 1929
c. Fourteenth, 1930
d. Fifteenth, 1931
e. Sixteenth, 1932
f. Seventeenth, 1933
g. Eighteenth, 1934
h. Nineteenth, 1935
i. Twentieth, 1936

5. Kiangsi Annual Conference - 1940, 1948
6. Kiangsi Women's Conference - 1934-1935
7. Kiangsi Conference: Miscellaneous items
8. Eastern Asia Central Conference - 1930
9. Eastern Asia Central Conference - 1934, 1937


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Series 13: Religious Teaching and Preaching in the U.S., 1936-1961

Box 4 (continued)
Folder

10. Bible Study... ; Bible-reading calendar
11. Order of Service - 1938-1944; Notebook - 1938-1957; Sermon Topics, Readings, Text - 1944-1954
12. "Cycle of Prayer..." - Nov. 21, 1939
13. "Holy Week, Midday Service."- March 22, 1940
14. "Sermons on the Apostles' Creed." - April-September 1940
15. "Hymns, Readings, Attendance. Fonda & Fultonville. - 1944-1948
16.. "Sermon Outlines." - 1943-1944
17. Revelation - 1947
18. "JOB." - Jan.-Feb. 1948
19. "Spiritual Diary for Lent." - 1953
20. "Revelation." - 1961
"Sermon Notes": Folders #21-42, continued in Box 5
21. Nov. 1936 - Dec. 1937
22. Jan. - Dec. 1938
23. Jan. - Dec. 1939
24. Jan. - Dec. 1940
25. Jan. - Dec. 1941
26. Jan. - Dec. 1942
27. Jan. - June 1943
28. July - Dec. 1943
29. Jan. - June 1944
30. July - Dec. 1944
31. Jan. - June 1945
32. July - Dec. 1945
33. Jan. - June 1946
34. July - Dec. 1946
35. Jan. - June 1947
36. July - Dec. 1947
37. Jan. - June 1948
38. July - Dec. 1948
39. Jan. - June 1949
40. July - Dec. 1949
41. Jan. - June 1950
42. July - Dec. 1950

Box 5
Folder

1. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1951
2. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1951
3. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1952
4. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1952
5. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1953
6. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1953
7. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1954
8. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1954
9. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1955
10. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1955
11. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1956
12. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1956
13. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1957
14. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1957
15. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1958
16. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1958
17. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1959
18. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1959
19. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - June 1960
20. "Sermon Notes," July - Dec. 1960
21. "Sermon Notes," Jan. - May 1961
22. Sample covers for "Sermon Notes"


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Series 14: Church and Teaching Activities, 1937-1961

Box 5 (continued)
Folder

23. Church notices - 1945
24. Church notices - 1946
25. Church notices - 1951-1961
26. Certificate of Membership blanks
27. Funerals
28. General Conference - 1944
29. Methodist parish histories - 1939
30. "Copy for Historical Booklet: Troy - 1939"
31. Church affairs: Schaghticoke, N. Y. - 1947-1948
32. International Council of Religious Education - 1950
33. Clarksville Methodist Church - 1952-1957
34. Clarksville Church Contenary - 1957
35. Clinical pastoral training, Albany Hospital - 1956-1957
36. Embury-Heck Anniversary Committee - 1959-1960
37. Missionary education material - 1937
38. Instructional aids: Pastors Seminars: How to Teach
39. Religious instruction: Released time classes - 1950/51, 1951/52
40. Geology, Botany, Paleontology notes - 1932
41. Geology and Astronomy notes - 1938-1941
42. Math methods - 1932


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Series 15: Troy Conference of the Methodist Board of Missions, 1945-1965

Box 6
Folder

1. Troy Annual Conference: Daily proceedings - 1945
2. Troy Conference Board of Missions: 1951-1954
3. Troy Conference Board of Missions: Scratch minutes, duplicates, etc. - 1952-1953
4. Troy Methodist Conference - 1962
5. Troy Annual Conference: General insurance report - 1964
6. Troy Annual Conference: Ministerial appointments - 1965
7. Troy Conference: Miscellaneous items - 1951, 1958
8. Troy Conference Historical Society
9. Official Journal of the Troy Annual Conference of The Methodist Church:

a. 1947
b. 1949
c. 1950
d. 1951
e. 1952
f. 1953
g. 1957

10. Methodist Church: Board of Missions and Church Extension - Condensed Annual Report - 1953

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Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1925-1940

Box 6 (continued)
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11. FRB. "A Critical Exposition of Bertrand Russell's Views on Religion."
12. FRB. "Errors in Language Made by Natick [Mass.] Elementary Grade Pupils" 1925
13. FRB. [Notes on] "Lectures on Present Tendencies."
14. FRB. "A Visit to the Synagogue." May 27, 1940
15. Calendar for 1929, 1930
16. Monetary Exchange - 1927-1928
17. Howe, Gertrude [biographical sketch, account of her work]
18. Kahn, Ida [clippings, pamphlet]
19. Biddle, Francis. "Communism."
20. Cotton, Edward H. "Woodrow Wilson's Religion."
21. Chen, William H., trans. "Personal Hygiene for Nurses."
22. Douglas, A. Vibert. "From Atoms to Stars."
23. Jordan, L. E. "From Confucianism to Christ."
24. Mac Tavish & Lehmann, Limited. "Signs of the Times."
25. Stewart, Charles D. "The Tree as an Invention."
26. Van Dusen, H. P. Methodism's World Mission [summary of Chapter Five on India]
27. Items in Chinese
28. Books in Chinese (7); English - Japanese dictionary
29. Miscellaneous items


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Series 17: Clella Ernestine McDonnell (Mrs. Fred R. Brown), 1912-1949

Box 6 (continued)
Folder

30. Biographical material
31. Letter of introduction from Bishop Birney - 1924
32. Letters home, diary - 1912-1914,
33. Letters to family - 1949
34. Letters from family and friends - 1920-1948
35. Kindergarten instruction
36. Kindergarten instruction
37. Kindergarten, instruction
38. Religious instruction
39. Religious instruction
40. Religious instruction - Notes
41. Religious instruction - Pictures
42. "Gifts", "Occupations" [notebooks]
43. Notes for lectures, etc.
44. [Political situation in China.] - Notes
45. "The Angel and the Assistant."
46. "Building the Kingdom."
47. "The Cradle of Liberty."
48. "The Disarmament Conference."
49. "The Doctor's Assistant."
50. "Education of Man."
51. "The Farewell to the Kerns."
52. "Hope is Dead - Long Live Hope."
53. "Lao Lan."
54. "Life of Fredrich Froebel."
55. "New Testament."
56. "Schools of 1850 & 1900."
57. "The Story of Creation."
58. "What is Chapel (to an Inhabitant of Mars)."
59. "What Price Reputation."
60. "Which"
61. Student papers
62. Manuscript from looseleaf folder
63. Class assignments; tests - 1932
64. Transcript, Syracuse University - 1932
65. Miscellaneous


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Series 18: Photographs and Maps, 1888-1966

Box 7
Folder

1. Atlas of Foreign Missions. New York: Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church [1909]
2. Map: Kiangsi, China, 1934
3. Map: Kingtehchen, drawn by Rawlinson J. Ku
4. Map: China
5. Map: Poyang Lake
6. Maps: Nanchang City; the Kan River District; the Kienchang District
7. Maps: Shanghai
8. Maps: China and Japan
9. Maps: Manchuria
10. Maps: Syracuse, Boston, Paris
11. Leese, Holly. "Mission Zeal in China: The Brown Papers." 1974
12. Notebook pages of Clella M. Brown, [1931?]
13. Notebook pages of Clella M. Brown, [1932]
14. Notebook pages of Clella M. Brown, [1932]
15. Pastel drawing of Chinese Landscape by Clella E. Brown
16. Photographs: Mr. and Mrs. John M. McDonnell (Clella's parents)
17. Photographs: Clella E. McDonnell (approx. age 2)
18. Photograph: Clella E. McDonnell (6th or 7h grade)
19. Photograph: Clella E. McDonnell (age 16, high school graduation)
20. Photographs: Clella E. McDonnell (group photos, one dated 1908)
21. Photographs: Clella E. McDonnell and friends at Hyland Park College
22. Photographs: Clella E. McDonnell and missionaries on the S.S. Manchuria, 1912
23. Clipping: "Methodist Missionaries Now Here Soon To Go Abroad," The Baltimore News, October 27, 1912
24. Photographs: Clella E. McDonnell and friends (China, pre-1914)
25. Photographs: Charles Victor McDonnell and family (Clella's brother)
26. Photographs: Goodwin McDonnell and family (Clella's brother)
27. Photographs: Oscar Lewis McDonnell and family (Clella's brother)
28. Photographs: Elcina Tracy and family (Clella's sister)
29. Photographs: Clella McDonnell Shaffer and family (Clella's niece)
30. Photographs: Bernice Helen McDonnell Dodge and family (Clella's niece)
31. Photographs: Fallgetters (Clella's cousins)
32. Photographs: Gertrude McDonnell Robertson and family (Clella's cousin)
33. Photographs: McDonnell Family (miscellaneous photos)
34. Photographs: McDonnell Family (unidentified photos)
35. Photographs: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Brown and family (Fred's parents)
36. Photographs: Fred R. Brown, 1888-89
37. Photograph: Fred R. Brown (group photo taken in Albany, NY)
38. Photographs: Fred R. Brown (group photos taken in Syracuse, NY)
39. Photographs: Fred R. Brown (wedding, 1914)
40. Photographs: Fred R. Brown and family
41. Photograph and postcard: Bejing
42. Photographs and postcards: Kuling (items from Clella's "Post Album")
43. Photographs: Kiukiang and Nanchang
44. Photograph: Kiukiang Chamber of COmmerce closing exercises, circa 1912
45. Photographs and postcards: Nanking, 1912 (items from Clella's "Post Album")
46. Photographs: Nanchang
47. Photographs and postcards: Nanchang Academy and Hospital
48. Photographs and postcards: Nanchang Women's and Children's Hospital
49. Photographs and postcards from the interior of China
50. Photograph: Charles and Hester Brown (Fred's children)
51. Album of photographs, circa 1920's
52. Photographs: Charles and Hester Brown, 1929
53. Photographs: Elbert Humphrey and Bess Humphrey Hargrove
54. Photographs and clippings of other missionaries
55. Photographs: Chinkiang, 1927
56. Photographs: Amoy, 1930
57. Photographs and postcards: Japan
58. Photograph: Fred R. Brown's class reunion, 1935
59. Photographs: Water of Life Hospital, Kiukiang, 1949-50
60. Photographs: St James Methodist Church, Cohoes, NY, 1960-61
61. Photographs: Clarksville Methodist Church, 1966


FRED R. BROWN COLLECTION
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Series 19: Miscellaneous, 1916-1918, undated

Box 8
Folder

1. Slides in metal box
2. Bible. Chinese New Testament
3. Baby Book, Fred R. Brown, Jr., 1916
4. Baby Book, Hester C. Brown, 1918
5. Travel Brochure, Japan
6. "Post Album" containing captions (photos have been removed - see Box 7 folder list)
7. Christmas Cards
8. Glass slides of church repair and summer house in Kuting
9. Lists of lantern slides and negatives

Remainder of the box consists of unsorted photographs and slides.


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