Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00245 - James Scarth Gale Papers

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James Scarth Gale Papers


  • 1863-1937 (Creation)

Level of description

Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

24 boxes and items (8.5 metres)

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Name of creator


Biographical history

James Scarth Gale was a Canadian writer and Presbyterian missionary in Korea.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of George M. Gale, 1987.

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Scope and content

Drafts of writings about Korea and translations of Korean texts; commonplace books, diaries, correspondence, family papers, photographs, his collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed appearances.

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System of arrangement

Series 1. Correspondence
Series 2. Literary Works
Series 3. Gale Family Papers
Series 4. Korean Manuscripts
Series 5. Pictures
Series 6. Ephemera

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Conditions governing access

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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Language of material

  • English
  • Korean

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