William Cadbury spent most of his life as a medical missionary in China at Canton Hospital and Lingnan University. Included in this collection are his correspondence, documents about organizations with which he was involved, and photographs. Due to his activities and travels there is much material related to other parts of East Asia.
Francis R. Cope Jr. was a farmer who took an interest in conservation and the animals and plants of New Zealand. Included in the collection are diaries detailing his travels in New Zealand between 1930 to 1945.
William Dampier was an English explorer who circumnavigated the globe three times. This book collects his diaries from the first expedition and contains material particularly on the Spice Islands including descriptions of culture and geography.
This book is an account of Henry Wilson’s experiences with the packet ship Antelope, which wrecked on Ulong Island in Palau in 1783. During the three months it took to rebuild the ship, Wilson made friendly contact with the islanders going so far as to engage in political alliances.
This book is a description of the Philippine exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair including sections on the layout of the exhibit, descriptions of its contents, photographs, and how the exhibit was made. It is of particular interest for the racial attitudes of its American author.