Leila Judson Tuttle Papers and Chinese Artifacts, 1834-2005
Lelia Judson Tuttle (1878-1976) was an alumna of the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG), and spent over 30 years as a missionary teaching English in China.

The Lelia Judson Tuttle Papers and Chinese Artifacts date from 1834 to 2005, with the bulk of materials dating from the late 1800s to the 1960s, and contain clippings, correspondence, photographs, postcards, writings, artifacts and books that mainly document Tuttle's time in China and her interest in Chinese culture and art, as well as Tuttle family history.
The biographical materials include clippings related to Tuttle's life, work and family; personal narratives written by Tuttle and others' writings about her; family documents; and materials relating to the Tuttle Educational State Forest. Correspondence is also included, mainly between Tuttle and her family, documenting her experiences and her passion for her work while also expressing her sadness at being separated from them. Tuttle also collected some correspondence from other missionaries. Finally, photographs feature Tuttle in China; the Tuttle family homeplace, Glen Serene Farm, in Lenoir, North Carolina; and some family events and gravestones.

Artifacts include 148 art items ranging from porcelain bowls to cloth dolls to brass incense burners to silver and coral chopsticks. The books are mainly illustrated, hardcover reference books on Chinese and Japanese history, culture and art.

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives & Manuscripts or visit library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/mss/ead/MSS222.xml
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