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Edward C. Taintor papers,

Title
Edward C. Taintor papers, 1839-1879.
Author
Taintor, Edward C., 1842-1878.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Description
.16 linear foot (1 box).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Cartes-de-visite
  • Maps.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Terms of Use (note)
  • Materials not to be published without consent of Angela P. Suter.
Source (note)
  • Suter, Angela P.
Biography (note)
  • Edward C. Taintor (1842-1878) was an American who served in the Chinese Customs Service.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2943
Author
Taintor, Edward C., 1842-1878.
Title
Edward C. Taintor papers, 1839-1879.
Summary
Collection consists of Taintor's letters to his brothers and sisters, poem, map, photographs, and printed matter. Letters, 1865-1870, describe his trip to China, daily life in China, travels to various port cities, local customs, and business affairs. (Typed transcript of letters available.) Also, a manuscript outline map of Peking in 1866, two photographs, obituaries, Sabbath School certificates, pamphlet, and clippings.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Terms Of Use
Materials not to be published without consent of Angela P. Suter.
Biography
Edward C. Taintor (1842-1878) was an American who served in the Chinese Customs Service. He arrived in China in 1865 and was stationed first in Peking and later in several port cities. After recovering in the U.S. from a disease that left him deaf, he returned to China where he was put in charge of the Customs Service's Dept. of Statistics. In addition to his official duties, Taintor pursued classical studies, Chinese language and literature, and studies for the Royal Geographical Society of England. Because of his health he had to go back to the U.S. in 1875 and committed suicide in 1878.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Public officers.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2943
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