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Collection Number: 04311

Collection Title: Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s).

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 110 items)
Abstract Maud Truxton Henderson was an Episcopal deaconess from Lexington, Va., who served as a missionary in China, 1903-1946. The collection contains letters from Maud Henderson in Shanghai, China, written to her half-sister, Mrs. Raven I. McDavid, describing her daily life and work with refugees in the city, primarily in the 1930s; letters from friends, relatives, and associates of Henderson; photographs; and other items. While generally of a personal and family nature, some of the letters of Deaconess Henderson illustrate social conditions in the war-torn China of the 1930s. Some letters relate to Henderson family history. Photographs primarily picture Henderson and her "grandchildren" in China. A small group of miscellaneous materials relates to events in the area of Lexington, Va., after the Civil War, particularly the death of Robert E. Lee in 1870.
Creator Henderson, Maud Truxton, 1868-1956.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, #4311, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1982
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Maud Truxton Henderson was an Episcopal deaconess from Lexington, Va., who served as a missionary in China, 1903-1946.

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The collection contains letters from Maud Henderson in Shanghai, China, written to her half-sister, Mrs. Raven I. McDavid, describing her daily life and work with refugees in the city, primarily in the 1930s; letters from friends, relatives, and associates of Henderson; photographs; and other items. While generally of a personal and family nature, some of the letters of Deaconess Henderson illustrate social conditions in the war-torn China of the 1930s. Some letters relate to Henderson family history. Photographs primarily picture Henderson and her "grandchildren" in China. A small group of miscellaneous materials relates to events in the area of Lexington, Va., after the Civil War, particularly the death of Robert E. Lee in 1870.

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Contents list

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About 110 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Correspondence to and from Maud T. Henderson #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 1

Folder 2

Other correspondence, circa 1860-1974 #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 2

Folder 3

Other correspondence, 1974-1981 #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 3

Folder 4

Printed material, 1865-1886 #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 4

Folder 5

Articles and monographs #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 5

Folder 6

Newspaper clippings #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 6

Folder 7

Writings #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 7

Folder 8

Other material #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." Folder 8

Image Folder PF-4311/1-3

PF-4311/1

PF-4311/2

PF-4311/3

Photographs, circa 1872-1949 #04311, Series: "Maud Truxton Henderson Papers, 1868-1961 (bulk 1930s)." PF-4311/1-3

Includes photographs of Maud T. Henderson at various ages; Henderson with children and adults in China; scenes from China; and miscellaneous other photographs. Folder PF-4311/3 includes a carte-de-visite of Mary Custis (Mrs. Robert E.) Lee, "given to "Aunt Maud" Henderson by Lee herself."

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2011

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