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Preliminary Guide to the Park-Lambuth-Sherertz family papers, 1825-1989

Abstract

The Park, Lambuth, and Sherertz families were Methodist missionaries to China, Japan, and Africa.

The collection includes the family Bible; correspondence to and from members of the three families; reports; diary entries; genealogical information; a videocassette; photographs; printed material; poetry; and typescripts of essays regarding family members' daily lives and work as missionaries in China, Japan, and Africa. The families mentioned are ancestors of Olive Sherertz Lanham (Duke '43). Materials range in date from circa 1825 to 1989.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Park-Lambuth-Sherertz family papers, 1825-1989
Creator
Park family.
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The collection (01-108) (160 items, 1.2 linear feet; dated 1825-1970s) includes the family Bible; correspondence to and from members of the three families; graphic materials; printed material; poetry; and typescripts of essays regarding family members' daily lives and work as missionaries in China, Japan, and Africa. The families mentioned are ancestors of Olive Sherertz Lanham (Duke '43). Includes 2 color prints, 5 black-and-white prints, and 2 albumen prints.

The addition (01-146) (375 items, .6 linear feet; dated 1898-1977) contains letters; reports; diary entries; genealogical information; 1 videocassette; 2 black-and-white photographs, 1 black-and-white print, and 1 albumen print. There are also other items, chiefly relating to the Park, Lambuth, and Sherertz families' life and work in China and Japan.

The 2002 addition (02-179) (100 items, .2 lin. ft.; dated 1825-1981 and n.d.) consists primarily of memoirs and correspondence documenting the families' ancestry and experiences in China and Japan (1825-1981 and n.d.). Also includes newspaper clippings about family members.

The 2004 addition (07-080) (375 items, 0.6 lin. ft; dated circa 1890-1989 and undated) contains letters, biographical sketches of family members, clippings, writings, and photographs documenting the members of the Park, Lambuth, and Sherertz families. Materials range in date from circa 1890 to 1989.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint.

Attention: Contains graphic materials.

The Lambuth Letters, 1827-1949
Box 1
Correspondence and poetry, 1902-1949, 1970s
Box 1
Photographs, including albumen prints
Box 1
University Unique, by Dwight Lamar Sherertz

Description of Sherertz's experience working in "Pootung University" in a Japanese internment camp, ca. 1940

Box 1
The Contribution of Christian Missions to Women and Children of Rural Areas to China, term paper by Dwight Lamar Sherertz, 1945 April 28
Box 1
Report of Women's Work at Old Umtall, Rhodesia Conf., Africa, by Rita Park Sherertz, 1953 December 1
Box 1
Report of the Soochow Hospital, 1939
Box 1
Family Bible, 1854

Includes record of births (1830-1889 and 1858-1951), marriages (1853-1919 and 1943-1964), and deaths (1863-1965).

Box 2

Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint.

Attention: Contains graphic materials.

Correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, 1881-1977
Box 3
A history of the Lambuth family, family stories, journal entries, and other genealogical material
Box 3
Bibliography of materials relating to Walter Russell Lambuth and paper about Walter Russell Lambuth by W. E. Towson
Box 3
The Lambuth Family and Kwansei Gakuin, by Frances H. Bray
Box 3
The Story of the Seventy Dolls
Box 3
Grandma Park's Last Two Years [Nora Lambuth Park]
Box 3
The Role of Japan in the Modern World by Edwin O. Reischauer
Box 3
From Pearl River to the End of the Earth, videocassette tape regarding the Lambuth family, 1980
Box 3

Addition (02-179) (100 items, .2 lin. ft.; dated 1825-1981 and n.d.) consists primarily of memoirs and correspondence documenting the families' ancestry and experiences in China and Japan (1825-1981 and n.d.). Also includes newspaper clippings about family members.

The 2004 addition (07-080) (375 items, 0.6 lin. ft; dated circa 1890-1989 and undated) contains letters, biographical sketches of family members, clippings, writings, and photographs documenting the members of the Park, Lambuth, and Sherertz families. Materials range in date from circa 1890 to 1989.

Memoirs of Dr. W. H. Park of Soochow, 1882-1927, circa 1936
Letters, 1882-1947
This is your life -- Margarita Mary Park Sherertz, biographical sketch with photographs, 1969
Just Talking, by Dwight Lamar Sherertz, August 16, 1937-1946, Typed
Letters and articles, including some photocopies and typescripts, circa 1947-1989 and undated
Poetry, notes, biographical information, undated
Clippings, letters, biographical information, 1927-1969 and undated
Writings, 1950s-1960s and undated
Letters and writings, circa 1940s
Letters, 1860 and 1919
My Mother: An Appreciation by Margarita Park Sherertz, undated
Writings by Dwight Lamar Sherertz, 1960s and undated
Lamar's letters, "old"
Clippings (photocopies), 1890s and undated

Historical Note

The Park, Lambuth, and Sherertz families were Methodist missionaries to China, Japan, and Africa.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Park-Lambuth-Sherertz family papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Park-Lambuth-Sherertz family papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2001, 2002, and 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Sue-Ellen Katz; Melissa Pascoe

Completed January 16, 2002

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

Updated by Jill Katte, June 2007

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.