Bishop William Charles White (1873-1960) was a missionary in Fukien, China, 1897-1909 and Bishop of the Canadian missionary Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1934. He returned to Toronto as Professor of Chinese Studies and as Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, a collection enhanced by his connections. He was also a biographer of the Rev. Canon H.J. Cody.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of missionary reports, histories and biographies from the Diocese of Honan in China, arranged in chronological order, photographs of people and places in the Diocese, a stole belonging to Bishop White, three sets of rubbings of Jewish memorial stones from Kaifeng (approx. dates: 1489-1512), W.C. White's correspondence and biographical notes, arranged chronologically (1896-1958), sermon notes and articles written on Chinese archeology, history, ethnology, everyday life and other miscellaneous matters, pamphlets written in both English and Chinese.
Fonds arranged in five series:
Series 1. Diocese of Honan, China, 1909-1950
Series 2. Personal correspondence, 1896-1957
Series 3. Writings, 1909-1956
Series 4. Pamphlets
Series 5. Photographs and rubbings.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Photo consists of boys and girls sitting at their desks drawing, while a teacher stands in the background. Victoria is on the far left, then Olive, and Peter is the boy just right tof the middle. "This school was burnt", is written on the back of the photo.