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Luther Newton Hayes papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1285

Scope and Contents

A collection of seventy lantern slides (ca. 1912, hand tinted) of the Great Wall of China made by L. Newton Hayes (1883-ca. 1979) and the explorer William Edgar Geil. Also in the papers is the text of a lecture by Hayes on the slides, a book by Hayes on the Great Wall published in 1929 and miscellaneous Chinese documents. Also among the papers is a portrait of Li Hung-chang, Grand Councillor to the Empress Dowager Tsu Hsi.

Dates

  • 1912-1929

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. L. Newton Hayes in 1979-1983.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1285

Overview

A collection of seventy lantern slides (ca. 1912, hand tinted) of the Great Wall of China made by L. Newton Hayes (1883-ca. 1979) and the explorer William Edgar Geil. Also in the papers is the text of a lecture by Hayes on the slides, a book by Hayes on the Great Wall published in 1929 and miscellaneous Chinese documents. Also among the papers is a portrait of Li Hung-chang, Grand Councillor to the Empress Dowager Tsu Hsi.

Biographical / Historical

The son of American missionaries, Luther Newton Hayes was born on April 19, 1883, in Soochow, China. He received a B.S. from Wooster College in 1905 and an M.A. from Princeton University in 1907. For the next twenty-five years, Hayes worked in China, mostly with the YMCA, but also as an English tutor to the prime minister's grandson. After returning to the United States, Hayes worked at various universities as an administrator and at a museum in Plattsburgh, New York, as a curator. He served in the military during World War II. He wrote two books, The Great Wall of China and The Chinese Dragon . In 1923, he married Frances Gray, who died the following year, but with whom he had one child. In 1927, he married Rhea Pumphrey. Hayes may have died in 1979.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Luther Newton Hayes Papers
Author
compiled by John Espy
Date
June 1998
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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