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Matthew Tyson Yates Papers

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Matthew Tyson Yates was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1845) and was appointed as the first Southern Baptist missionary to China from North Carolina, serving from 1846 to 1888. His papers consist of biographical information; correspondence with family and friends, 1846-1888; a letter from biographer, 1950; a pamphlet "Our Central China Mission" undated; an arithmetic textbook used by Yates; a clipping; photographs of Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Yates, their daughter his birthplace, and William and Mary (Yates's sister) Norris; a drawing of Yates from the 1934 Wake Forest College  Howler, and an article on .

Biographical and Historical Note

Matthew Tyson Yates was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1845) and was appointed as the first Southern Baptist missionary to China from North Carolina, serving from 1846 to 1888.

Collection Overview

His papers consist of biographical information; correspondence with family and friends, 1846-1888; a letter from F. Catherine Bryan, biographer, 1950; a pamphlet  "Our Central China Mission" undated; an arithmetic textbook used by Yates; a clipping; photographs of Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Yates, their daughter  Annie Yates, his birthplace, and William and Mary (Yates's sister) Norris; a drawing of Yates from the 1934 Wake Forest College  Howler, and an article on  Eliza Moring Yates.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Yates, M. T., (Matthew Tyson), 1819-1888
Title
Matthew Tyson Yates Papers
ID
MS126
Date [inclusive]
1847-1888
Extent
1.05 linear feet  2 document boxes, 1 half-document box
Text [Box]
1
Text [Box]
2
Mixed materials [Box]
3

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2005
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
MS 126, Matthew Tyson Yates Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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