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Eugene Clarence Gardner papers

Call Number: MS 598

Scope and Contents

The Eugene C. Gardner Papers concern Chinese students who were sent to the United States to be educated and who lived in the home of Eugene Gardner in the 1870's. Most of the materials related to T'ang Shao-yi, first premier of the Chinese republic in 1912, and Liang Ju-hao, Chinese foreign minister.

The papers include a small amount of correspondence from China (1881-1926), a fragment from Gardner's autobiography describing some of the Chinese students, other printed and typescript material and newspaper clippings about China, T'ang Shao-yi, Liang Ju-hao, and their families.


  • 1870-1929


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.The entire collection is available on microfilm. Patrons must use HM 282 instead of the originals.

Existence and Location of Copies

Entire collection is also available on microfilm (149 frames on 1 reel, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM282.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Myron R. Williams, 1970.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Correspondence, 1883-1926, manuscripts, clippings, and photographs re: Chinese students brought to America by E. C. Gardner.

Biographical / Historical

Architect; principal of an academy in Tallmadge, Ohio, 1858-1862; practiced architecture in Northampton, Mass., 1863-1868, and in Springfield, Mass., 1868-.

Guide to the Eugene Clarence Gardner Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
September 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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