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Biographical file, 1942-1996

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Personal documents and China claim documents.

Arrangement

Arranged by physical form.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical note written by his children, August 1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes Duff family tree.
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Family history, 1942-1943

Scope and Content Note

Includes report on James A. Duff service in the OSS.
 

China claim documents, 1943-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 3-4

Explanatory notes to claims, 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 5-7

American claims against Chinese-expropriated properties and businesses, 1970-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 8-9

British claims. Foreign Compensation Commission, London, 1981-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 10-11

Canadian claims. Foreign Claims Commission, Ottawa, 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 12-13

Address/note books, 1950-1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Certificate of marriage, 1926 March 11

Box/Folder: 1 : 15-16

Passports, 1943-1966

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Passports, 1943-1966

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Material on trip around the world, 1970-1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Articles about J. Arthur Duff, 1975-1984

 

Office of Strategic Services file, 1940-1985

Physical Description: Box 2

Scope and Content Note

Personal files, notes, remarks, memorandum, letters, and reports related to Duff's service in the counter-Japanese division in Chungking, China.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by physical form.
Box/Folder: 2 : 4

History of service written in his own words, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

James A. Duff OSS confidential file, 1942-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes certificate of identification.
 

Materials related to Duff's OSS activities

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

OSS information relating to arrangements between Cornelius V. Starr and General Donovan. Memoirs are recollected in 1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Notes and remarks on C. V. Starr, 1940-1984

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Headquarters Philippine Department, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Military Intelligence, Manila, 1938 December 14

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Memorandum and correspondence to executives of Starr Group regarding James A. Duff escape from Honk Kong, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Confidential letter from the Director of OSS William J. Donovan to former members of OSS, 1945 September 28.

Scope and Content Note

Includes information, letters translated from Chinese, and photographs of Yu Han Mou, 1944.
Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Memorandum issued by J. A. Duff regarding China (political, economical and cultural conditions), 1965 April 16

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Confidential memo regarding situation in Cuba, 1960 March 29

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Minutes of meeting with Higher Education Delegation from the People's Republic of China, 1985 January 30.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on China's Reunification under the Three Principles of the People, Taipei, October 22, 1982.
 

Reports, 1941-1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Simulated report of the Royal Commission headed by Sir Lyman P. Duff, Chief Justice, charged with an investigating the circumstances leading up to the dispatch of two Canadian regiments to the British crown colony of Hong Kong in October-November 1941

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Incarceration of Japanese in Canada after Pearl Harbor, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Trip to Canton, 1957 October 4-7

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Intelligence and Sabbath observance. Includes comments on fundamental and modernity in religion, 1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Arab oil rip-off has destroyed the "American Way" in pricing, and competition: there may come a day of reckoning - a "Sonic Boom" which can destroy the entire basis of "Free Enterprise," and the financial system with it, circa 1985

 

Writings, 1942-circa 1985.

Physical Description: Boxes 2-6

Scope and Content Note

Memoirs/book notes, reviews, miscellaneous writings.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically or alphabetically by topic.
 

Memoirs/book notes, circa 1982-1985

 

Chronological writings' drafts

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

1906-1910 (Childhood)

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

1914 (Early days in Canada)

Box/Folder: 2 : 21-22

1926-1927 (Events in Kuling-Kiukiang)

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

1932 (Shanghai incidents)

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

1934 (Japan occupied Manchuria)

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

1937-1938

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

1939

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1941-1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 4-7

1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

1946-1947

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

1971

 

Topics

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Beggars

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Chinese currency

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Chinese customs

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Chinese characteristics

 

China coast characteristics

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

General

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Sammy Chang

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Mimi Lau

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Chang-Tin-Chuk

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Eugenia Moore, Honigsberg et Al

Box/Folder: 3 :20

Oren B. Mctavish

Box/Folder: 3 :21

Chungking: First Arrival by Plane

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Compradores and chits

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Converts

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Count Igor

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

Devon

 

Escape From Hong Kong To Free China

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Original typescript, 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Newspaper articles, photograph, introduction to Hong Kong escape manuscript

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Escape From Hong Kong To Free China, January and February, 1942, printed by the South China Morning Post, Limited, Hong Kong, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Hong Kong escape aftermath

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Hong Kong: Post-war episodes

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Photographs, maps, notes, and correspondence

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Ernest Hemingway

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Face

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Fall of Hong Kong

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Far Away and Long Ago, reminiscences of, 1899-1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

General Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

High finance in Shanghai

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Hollis H. Arnold

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Home leave

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

John Francis Duff (eldest brother)

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Kiukiang/Kuling

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Kiukiang: animal characteristics

Box/Folder: 4 : 15-16

Kuling

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Language

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Language of diplomacy

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Loong Kai Ho Creek - Kiukiang

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Lu Chat

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Madame Chiang Kai Shek - And Her "Helpers"

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Margaret Anne (Ostler) Duff, 1869-1952 (Mother)

Box/Folder: 4 : 23

Mary

Box/Folder: 4 : 24

Missionaries

Box/Folder: 4 : 25

Old China hands

Box/Folder: 4 : 26

On retirement

Box/Folder: 4 : 27

Opium

Box/Folder: 4 : 28

Religion

Box/Folder: 4 : 29

Return to Kiukiang

Box/Folder: 4 : 30

Sex in China

Box/Folder: 4 : 31

Shanghai

Box/Folder: 4 : 32

Shanghai volunteers

Box/Folder: 4 : 33

Squeeze

Box/Folder: 4 : 34

Story of Dr. Wassel

Box/Folder: 4 : 35

Street writers

Box/Folder: 4 : 36

Thieves in China

Box/Folder: 4 : 37

Three waterfalls

Box/Folder: 4 : 38

To follow General Chiang Kai-Shek and General Stilwell "Old China Hands"

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-2

Wartime notes

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Water buffalo

Box/Folder: 5 : 4-10

Miscellaneous writings on current events, 1969-1985

 

Reviews, 1960-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Comments on The Universe, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

The Answer to "Peaceful Co-Existence," June 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Evolution or Special Creation, some notes and commentary on the book by Frank Lewis Marsh, 1963

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Comments on M19 Escape and Evasion: 1939-1945 by M. R. D. Foot and J. M. Langley, 1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Comments on newspaper articles, 1976

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Empire of the Sun, by J. G. Ballard,

 

Correspondence, 1889-1986.

Physical Description: Boxes 6-7

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence of both a business and personal nature.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box/Folder: 6 : 7-11

Personal letters, family correspondence, 1889-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

1940

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

1942-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one photograph and photographic negatives.
Box/Folder: 6 : 14

1960-1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 15

1964

Box/Folder: 6 : 16

1976

Box/Folder: 6 : 17

1982-1984

Box/Folder: 6 : 18

1982-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 19

1984

Box/Folder: 6 : 20-21

1984-1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 22

1985

Box/Folder: 6 : 23

1986

Box/Folder: 6 : 24

Wilson, Edith Bolling, four letters, 1929

Box/Folder: 6 : 25

Parker, George A., 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos and clippings, 1938-1943. Also includes life story of Lum-King-Hwen (in Chinese with English translation)
Box/Folder: 6 : 26

Lockwoods family, Kukong (China), 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder: 6 : 27

Soong-Ching-ling, Madame, letter to, 1962

Box/Folder: 6 : 28

Sevareid, Eric (CBS News), 1965

Box/Folder: 6 : 29

Tuchman, Barbara, 1975-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder: 6 : 30

Hoyles, W. F., 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder: 6 : 31

Munro, Ross H., 1977

Box/Folder: 6 : 32-33

Wedemeyer, Albert, 1960-1985

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

Wedemeyer, Albert, 1960-1985

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Miscellany, 1983-1984

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Envelopes addressed to Duff, 1939-1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

Telegram receipts, 1930

 

Background material, 1912-1985

Physical Description: Boxes 7-12

Scope and Content Note

Consists of collected secondary sources which includes photocopies of books and articles, press summaries, studies, reports, clippings, and printed materials.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject, and then sorted alphabetically by title
 

Books (photocopies), 1912-1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Borodin: Stalin's Man in China, by Dan N. Jacobs, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

China in Revolution: The First Phase, 1900-1913, edited and with an introduction by Mary Clabaugh Wright. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1968

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

The China Story, by Freda Utley, published by Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, 1951

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison, 1895-1912, edited by Lo Hui-Min, published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London-New York-Melbourne, 1986-1978

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison, volume II, edited by Lo Hui-Min, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London-New York-Melbourne, 1978

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Darjeeling: Queen of the Himalayas, compiled by William G. Elloy. Produced by Daw Sen and Co. Private Ltd., Calcutta, 1960

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Donald of China, by Earl Albert Selle, published by Invincible Press, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and New Zealand, 1938-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Includes extensive reviews and related articles, 1938-1948.
Box/Folder: 7 : 13

Ernest Hemingway and His World, by Anthony Burgess (photocopies of some parts). Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1978

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

The Exile, by Pearl S. Buck, published by Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, 1936-1956.

Scope and Content Note

(six editions)
Box/Folder: 8 : 2

The Face of War, by Martha Gellhorn, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1936-1959

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Fighting Angel: A Biography of the Author's Father, by Pearl S. Buck, published by The John Day Company, New York, 1936

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

The Flying Tigers: The Story of the American Volunteer Group, by Russell Whelan, The Viking Press, New York, 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Includes The New York Times Book Review from November 1, 1942
Box/Folder: 8 : 5

Hill Resorts of India, issued on behalf of Department of Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi, 1961

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

Hong Kong Eclipse, by G. B. Endacott. Edited with additional material by Alan Birch, Oxford University Press, Oxford-New York-Melbourne, 1978

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

The Hump: The Great Military Affair of World War II, by Bliss K. Thorne, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York, 1965

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

I Flew For China, by Captain Royal Leonard (Chiang Kai-shek's personal pilot), published by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1943

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

Important Documents Relating to China's Revolution (With English Translation)), published by Commercial Press Limited, Shanghai, China, 1912

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

The Islands: America's Imperial Adventure in the Philippines, by Emily Hahn, published by Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, New York, 1981

Box/Folder: 8 : 11

Kuling Estate: Directory and general Information for Visitors, issued under the direction of the Kuling Council, 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 8 : 12

Last Chance in China, by Freda Utley, published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis-New York, 1947

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

The Ledo Road: General Joseph W. Stilwell's Highway to China, by Leslie Anders, University of Oklahoma Press, 1965

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

Odyssey of a Liberal: memoirs, by Freda Utley, excerpts. Published by Washington National Press, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter of J. Arthur Duff to General (Wedemeyer?), October 1983.
Box/Folder: 9 : 3

"Rivershade": A Historical Sketch of Kiangyin Station, China, by Lacy L. Little, circa 1928

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

The Soong Sisters, by Emily Hahn, published by Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., New York, 1941

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Suez to Singapore, Cecil Brown story, by Random House, Inc., published simultaneously in Canada by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Includes note about Cecil Brown in Random House, New York.
Box/Folder: 9 : 6

The War of The Running Dogs: the Malayan Emergency: 1948-1960, by Noel Barber, published by Weybright and Talley, New York, 1972

 

Books on the World War II (excerpts), 1969-1980

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

The War in the Far East 1941-1945: a Military History, by Basil Collier, published by William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1969

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Stilwell and the Amrican Experience in China, 1911-1945, by Barbara W. Tuchman, published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1970-1971

Box/Folder: 9 : 9

The Chindit War: Stilwell, Wingate, and the Campaign in Burma: 1944, by Shelford Bidwell, with introduction by John Masters. Published by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1980

Box/Folder: 9 : 10

Singapore: The Chain of Disaster: A Controversial Account of Britain's Humiliation in the Far East, by Major-General S. Woodburn Kirby. Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1971

 

Clippings, mostly from The New York Times, 1912-1985

Box/Folder: 9 : 11

1912-1938, 1976

Box/Folder: 9 : 12

1926-1927

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

1926-1927

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

1937

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

1937-1939

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

1937-1941

Box/Folder: 10 : 5-6

1938

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

1940

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

1941

Box/Folder: 10 : 9

1942, 1944

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-4

1945

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

1945, 1984

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

1946

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

1946, 1982

Box/Folder: 11 : 8

1946 1984

Box/Folder: 11 : 9

1949

Box/Folder: 11 : 10

1949-1951, 1960-1968, 1984

Box/Folder: 11 : 11

1977-1983

Box/Folder: 11 : 12

1978

Box/Folder: 11 : 13

1981-1982

Box/Folder: 11 : 14

1982-1983

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

1983

Box/Folder: 12 : 2-4

1983-1984

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

1984-1985

 

Jeannie Woodbridge (Mrs. J. Arthur Duff) file, 1921-1984

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents of a personal nature.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder: 12 : 6

Notebook, 1921

Box/Folder: 12 : 7

Correspondence, 1960-1984

Box/Folder: 12 : 8

Driver's License, 1939-1982

 

Passports

Box/Folder: 12 : 9

American, 1918-1961

Box/Folder: 12 : 9

British, 1939

Box/Folder: 12 : 10-13

Memoirs, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes original drafts and notes.
Box/Folder: 12 : 14-15

Photo copy of the book History of the American Field Service in France, 1914-1917, printed by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1920

 

Woodbridge family documents

Box/Folder: 13 : 1

General, 1917-1984

Box/Folder: 13 : 2

Woodbridge Record, privately printed at New Haven, Connecticut, 1883

Box/Folder: 13 : 3

Memorial service, conducted in Palo Alto, California, 1984 March 20

 

Photographs, 1905-1977

Physical Description: Boxes 13-14

Scope and Content Note

Prints depicting scenes and people from China, Canada, Africa, and many places of the United States. Includes prints documenting Duff family members. Also includes negatives.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder: 13 : 4-5

Kuling pictures, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 6

Portrait, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 7

Views of China, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 8

Duff family photo, 1905

Box/Folder: 13 : 9-11

Jeannie Duff collection of family photographs, 1906-1934

Box/Folder: 13 : 12

Kiukiang-Kuling area with comments, 1920s

Box/Folder: 13 : 13

Kiukiang-Kuling area, photo album, 1923-1939

Box/Folder: 13 : 14-15

Various photos with notes to accompany pictures of China, and Duff family in China. 1926-1927.

Scope and Content Note

Pictures of China and of various China people and the Duff Kuling and Kiukiang properties follow are numbered.
Box/Folder: 13 : 15

Photographs of top Chinese Army Generals, 1926-1942

Box/Folder: 13 : 16

Pictures of China with comments, 1926-1943

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Album of pictures depicting African and Chinese everyday life, 1932-1939

Box/Folder: 14 : 2

Pictures of China with explanatory notes 1934-1938

Box/Folder: 14 : 3

Family photos, China, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 14 : 4

Cairo, Egypt, 1942

Box/Folder: 14 : 5

Chang-tin-chuk (Chief of the Kwantung Bureau and Commissioner of the Commission on Overseas Affairs) and J. Arthur Duff in South China, 1943

Box/Folder: 14 : 6

Lum-king-hwen (Lin) and Li-fuk-lum, 1943

Box/Folder: 14 : 7

Picture and map of China giving the location of Taipun Bias Bay north of Hong Kong, 1944

Box/Folder: 14 : 8

Picturesque photos of Duff family in Canada, 1946-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures with Bert Chen.
Box/Folder: 14 : 9

J. Arthur Duff collection of photographs, photo copies of originals, 1900-1951

Box/Folder: 14 : 10-11

Photograph folders with explanatory notes

Box/Folder: 14 : 12

Negatives, 1910-1943 and undated

 

Oversize file, 1943-1980

Physical Description: Box 15

Scope and Content Note

Framed images of personal documents, and a group picture.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box: 15

Certificate of identification issued to J. Arthur Duff, in Chinese, 1 framed image, undated

Box: 15

Certificate of identification #261 issued to Tu-Fu-Yu (J. A. Duff), Special representative of United States Relief, 1943 June 19.

Scope and Content Note

In Chinese with English translation, 1 framed image. Includes picture of Yu-Hon-Mon, Commander of the Seventh War Zone.
Box: 15

Indira Gandhi and J. Arthur Duff with a group of students, group picture, 1 framed image, New Delhi, 1980 March 3.

Scope and Content Note

With inscription from Indira Gandhi.