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  • Title
    Winston George Lewis papers, 1887-1996, concerning W. H. Donald, together with papers and realia of the Donald family, approximately 1872-1978
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7594/Boxes 1-9, 11
    MLMSS 7594/Box 10X
    MLOH 545
    R 961
    R 962
  • Level of description
  • Date

    approximately 1872-1996
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : Applies MLOH 545
  • Physical Description
    1.68 metres of textual material (10 boxes, 1 outsize box) includes photographs
    3 audiocassettes (4 hr., 58 min.) - 10 × 7 cm, 4 mm tape

    Winston George Lewis (1937-1996), historian, was born at Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.. He was educated at Fort Street Boys' High School and at the universities of Sydney, (B.A. Hons) and Hong Kong (M.A.). At the end of 1963 he enrolled for a Ph.D, which he did not complete, at the University of Washington, Seattle, and also taught part-time there in South-East Asian studies.

    Lewis returned from abroad in 1968 to take up a teaching postion in Chinese history at Macquarie University. His earlier research interests had concentrated on the early T'ang Dynasty and traditional Chinese historiography. He developed a new interest in the area of Sino-Australian contacts prior to the Pacific War. While preparing for a course in Modern East Asia for 1969, Lewis became increasingly interested in the career of William Henry Donald, an Australian journalist in China from 1903-1940. Donald had been adviser to the 'Young Marshal', Chang Hsueh-liang, from 1928-1935, and thereafter adviser to Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang.

    The fact that W. H. Donald's personal papers had been largely lost or destroyed did not prove an insurmountable obstacle to Lewis. He conducted extensive research into locating Donald's surviving Chinese and Western colleagues, as well as searching archival institutions around the world for relevant holdings on his subject. He wrote the entry on Donald for the Australian Dictionary of Biography (vol. 8). Lewis' proposed new biography which intended radically to revisit and augment E. A. Selle's book, Donald of China (1948), never eventuated.
  • Scope and Content

    A. Correspondence

    Correspondence, A-C:
    Correspondents include C. T. R. Bohannan, 1970-1982; Charles Boxer, 1977; Emily Hahn, 1977; Richard P. Butrick, 1969; Augustus S. Chase, 1969; R. J. Butler, 1968-1969; J. M. Bertram, 1969; Kenneth Cantlie, 1972-1974; John Alexander-Sinclair, 1968-1974; Isobel Cripps, 1969-1974; O. Edmund Chubb, 1969-1974; David D. Barrett, 1969-1977; J. M. (Murray) Wilson, 1990-1992, with Irene M. Cassel, 1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 75994/1)
    Correspondence, D-F:
    Correspondents include David A. Donald, 1969; E. F. Drumright, 1969-1975; Clayton B. Ethridge, 1969-1975 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/1)
    Correspondence, G-I:
    Correspondents include Frederick B. Hoyt, 1974-1975; Randall Gould, 1969-1975; G. Martel Hall, 1969-1975 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/1)
    Correspondence, J-L:
    Correspondents include William J. Keswick; Owen Lattimore, 1969-1974; Martin Louey, 1975; W. Lewisohn, 1970-1974; Sir Lionel Lamb, 1969-1974; L. K. Little, 1969-1974 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/1)
    Correspondence, M-O:
    Correspondents include Alastair Morrison, 1980; Phyllis Garnet Malley, 1969-1975; Carl Mydans, 1976-1977; John T. Ma, 1975; Charles P. Moat, 1970; Harry W. Miller, 1974; A. E. Marker, 1970-1974 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/1)
    Correspondence, P-R:
    Correspondents include Gordon Phillips (Archivist, The Times (London)), 1974-1976; Mordechai Rozanski, 1975; Sir Herbert Vere Redman, 1969-1970; Wilfred V. Pennell, 1969-1974; Frances Webb Roosevelt, 1970; Noel Pugach, 1974-1975
    Correspondence, S-U:
    Correspondents include David Steeds, 1974-1975; Elizabeth ('Jeeni') Trowbridge, 1975; George W. Shepherd, 1969-1975; Ernest Stanley, 1976-1979; W. C. Saterlee, 1977; Ansie Sperry and Henry M. Sperry, 1969-1978; Robert M. Tierney, 1974-1975, with photographs (2) of Tierney, 1955, 1973; Hessell Tittman, 1970; Edgar Snow, 1969; Colin E. Twedell, 1969-1978; H. R. Semmelink, 1969-1970; Samuel Sokobin, 1970-1975; A. C. S. Trivett, 1970-1974; James C. Thomson Jnr, 1969; Helen Foster Snow, 1969; Earl A. Selle, 1968-1969 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/1)
    Correspondence, W-Z:
    Correspondents include Maurice Votaw, 1974; Mary L. Watson, 1977-1978; Harold S. Williams, 1970; Arthur N. Young, 1968-1975
    1992-1994; Correspondence with Jian-Rong Xing (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/1)
    1969-1976; Correspondence with Harold K. Hochschild (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/2)
    1970-1976; Correspondence with Corwin C. Chapman (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/3)
    1968-1974; Miscellaneous correspondence (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/4)
    1969-1974; Correspondence with European institutions (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/5)
    1970-1975; 'Croucher - Donald Correspondence', being mainly copies of letters (2) from Mary and Muriel Donald to Neil Croucher, 1970, Date unknown, and correspondence with Vivian A. Nunneley, 1973-1975, and Mary Donald, 1970 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/6)
    1965-1988; 'Correspondence : Westerners - 1975', including correspondence with Louis T Sigel, 1978 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/7)
    1976, 1994-1996; Correspondence mainly with Frank Bren and John Lonie (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/8)
    1969-1975; Correspondence with American institutions, including Cornell University, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Service and State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/9)
    1969-1975; 'Donald Correspondence - Australian' with, among others, H. B. Gullett, Denis Warner, David McNicoll, Marjorie Tipping, Ivor Bowden, Ulrich Ellis, Tristan N. M. Buesst, L. F. Crisp and W. Macmahon Ball (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/2/10)

    B. Research and Subject Files

    1904-1941, 1974; 'Times - Archives', including letters received from Gordon Phillips (Archivist, The Times (London)), 1974, with enclosed photocopies from The Times Archives, 1904-1941, concerning W. H. Donald and David Stewart Fraser (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/1)
    1979, Date unknown; Research material, including notes and letter received from, and translated Japanese document from, Teruhiko Fukushima, with related microfilm (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 7 filed, with research material, at MLMSS 7594/3/2)
    1945-1976; Photocopied and printed documents, including The Liberation Bulletin of Philippine Internment Camp No. 1 at Santo Tomas University Manila Philippines, February 3rd, 1945 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/3)
    1945-1976; Newscuttings, photocopies and printed material (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/4)
    1938, 1972; Photocopies of 'James Marshall McHugh: An American Encounter with Chiang Kai-shek, 1937-1942' by Jeffrey Stuart Abrams (BA Hons thesis, Cornell University, 1972) and report from J. M. McHugh (Assistant Naval Attache, American Embassy, Hankow): 'Present Political Situation in China', 24 Jan. 1938 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/5)
    Photocopies of extracts of the memoirs of James Marshall McHugh from Cornell University (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/6)
    Photocopies of extracts of the memoirs of James Marshall McHugh from Cornell University (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/7)
    Photocopies from the James M. McHugh Papers, Cornell University (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/8)
    Photocopies of extracts of memoirs, with correspondence, 1938-1939, of James M. McHugh from Cornell University (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/9)
    Photocopies from military reports, 1934-1965, and miscellaneous memoranda, 1937-1942, from the James M. McHugh Papers, Cornell University (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/3/10)
    Research material, including photocopies, index cards, processed typescripts, printed material and correspondence concerning the entry on W. H. Donald for the Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1977-1979 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    'US Dept of State / Donald File', being photocopies and reader printers, 1920-1937 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the John V. A. Macmurray Papers, Princeton University Library (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the Nelson T. Johnson Papers, Library of Congress (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the Robert Moran Tierney Papers, Library of Congress (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the Paul S. Reinsch Papers, State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the H. E. Yarnell Papers, Library of Congress (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/4)
    Photocopies from the J. O. P. Bland Papers, University of Toronto Library (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/1)
    Photocopies from the Kenneth Cantlie Papers (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/2)
    Photocopies from the Stanley K. Hornbeck Papers, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/3)
    Photocopies from the Frank R. McCoy Papers, Library of Congress (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/4)
    Photocopies from the National Archives and Records Service and U.S. Department of State (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/5-8)
    1928-1953; 'Manchester Guardian - Timperley', being papers concerning Harold John Timperley, Australian-born correspondent for The Manchester Guardian in China, 1928-1938, including photograph of Timperley and photocopies of his correspondence, 1936-1953 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/5/9)
    Photocopies of papers re James M. McHugh (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/6)
    Photocopies and reader printers of the logs of Corwin Clyde Chapman concerning Los Banos internment camp, Philippines, 1943-1944, with miscellaneous documents, 1944-1945 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/1-4)
    1972-1975; [Lithgow District Historical Society] (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/5)
    1969; 'China Doctor' concerning Dr Harry W. Miller (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/6)
    1924; 'Paul King: In the Chinese Customs Service' (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/7)
    Date unknown; 'Nathan's Thesis' concerning Sir Matthew Nathan (1862-1939), being mainly reader printers of chapter IV: The East is a Career: Hong Kong, 1904-1907 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/8)
    1975; 'Fred Hoyt - GBR', being copy of conference paper, 'Apologist for Japan: The Case of George Bronson Rea' by Associate Professor Frederick B. Hoyt, 18 Apr. 1975 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/9)
    1908; 'Twentieth Century Impressions [of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Etc.]', being photocopies, including chapter: The Press in the Far East by W. H. Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/10)
    1976; 'Owen Wong - Kuo Sung-Tao', being partial photocopy of PhD dissertation by Owen Hong-hin Wong (Cambridge University) (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/11)
    1926-1988; Notes and photocopies (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/12)
    1945-1973; 'Margan UNRRA Materials', being mainly papers of Victor L. Margan, including correspondence, 1973, and copy of Personnel Management Manual of the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - Personnel and Training Division, 1 Apr. 1945 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/13)
    1887-1889; 'Misc Donald Items, Leads', including notes, photocopies and printed material (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/7/14)
    Photocopies mainly of documents from FO 371 concerning China, 1917-1941, and FO 372 concerning Japan, 1908-1910, in the Public Record Office (U.K.) (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/8)

    C. Microfilms

    Issues of China Mail, 22 July 1903-22 May 1905
    (From Public Records Office of Hong Kong) (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 1, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    Issues of China Mail, 23 May 1905-29 Apr. 1907
    (From Public Records Office of Hong Kong) (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 2, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    Issues of China Mail, 30 Apr. 1907-Hong Kong Daily Press, 1910
    (From Public Record Office of Hong Kong) (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 3, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    R.G. 59: General Records of the Dept. of State: State Decimal File, 1910-1939 - [NND-331(858)]
    Includes correspondence of, and memoranda of conversations between, W. H. Donald and U.S. officials
    (From National Archives and Records Service (U.S.), 1969) (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 4, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    R.G. 84: Foreign Service Post Records China Diplomatic, 1908-1912 - [NNFD-75-R-279-(234)]
    Includes letters from American Consular Service, Nanking, China to W. J. Calhoun, American Minister, Peking, 1911-1912 and to E. T. Williams, American Charge d'Affaires, Peking, and report on American Prostitutes in Hong Kong, 15 Apr. 1908
    (From National Archives and Records Service (U.S.), 1974) (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 5, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    'Chapman Memoirs', 1945-1946, being of Corwin Clyde Chapman
    Includes newscuttings, correspondence of Chapman with W. H. Donald and '"The Revolution in China" (Dictated [by W. H. Donald to C. C. Chapman] at Los Banos February 8, 1945)'
    (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 6, filed at MLMSS 7594/9)
    Japanese documents, copying arranged by Teruhiko Fukushima, ca. 1979 (Call No.: MAV/FM4/10909 Reel 7, filed at MLMSS 7594/3/2)

    D. Photographs

    Photographs, 1905-ca. 1975, collected and compiled by Winston George Lewis from various attributed sources in box. Mainly of W. H. Donald, Mary Donald, Muriel Donald, Chang Hsueh-liang, Chiang Kai-shek and May-ling Soong Chiang, and of scenes in China, Hong Kong, and internment camp in the Philippines during World War II. (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/10X)

    E. Audio Recordings

    Item 1: Johnson Papers (Call No.: MLOH 545/1-2)
    Item 2: Yuen Ting Cheung oral history interview by Frank Bren (Call No.: MLOH 545/3)


    A. Personal Papers

    1904-1978; 'Donald Family - Official Docs', including passports and documents of W. H. Donald, Mary Donald and Muriel Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/1)
    1945-1946; 'Donald to Muriel', being letters from W. H. Donald to Muriel Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/2)
    1948-1963; 'Re: Donald of China', being correspondence of Mary and Muriel Donald concerning the book, Donald of China (1948) by Earl A. Selle, including letters (2) received from the author, 1 Sept. 1949 and 8 Jan. 1957 (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/3)
    1938, 1961; 'Munthe Collection', being letters (3) received by Mary Donald concerning dispersal of the art collection of General Munthe (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/4)
    1938, 1946-1954; Correspondence of Muriel Donald mainly concerning the estate of William H. Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/5)
    1929-1970; 'Misc', being correspondence of Mary Donald and Muriel Donald, including testimonials received by Mary Donald, 1932-1960; war ration book of Muriel Donald, 1943; photographs (2); newscuttings; and printed material (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/6)
    193--1947; 'Nunneley - Misc items', being papers received from Vivian A. Nunneley, including correspondence of Muriel Donald, 1944-1947, Date unknown, including letters received from W. H. Donald and Tao-fan Chang (Chairman, Central Cultural Movement Commission, Nanking, China), with enclosed copy of his Eulogy of W. H. Donald; newscuttings; and printed material (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/7)
    1924-194-; Sian: A Coup D'Etat by Mayling Soong Chiang (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) / A Fortnight in Sian: Extracts from a Diary by Chiang Kai-shek (Shanghai: The China Publishing Company, 1937), being inscribed presentation copy from W. H. Donald to his sister, Elsie, and signed by Mayling Soong Chiang, with enclosed newscuttings (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/8)
    195--196-; 'Autographs', being notebook of Mary or Muriel Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/9)
    Between 1872 and 1878; [A Ritual and Illustrations of Freemasonry: Accompanied by Numerous Engravings by Avery Allyn (London: Reeves and Turner)] (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/10)
    1945; Santo Tomas Internment Camp: STIC in Verse and Reverse; STIC-toons and STIC-tistics by James E. McCall (Lincoln, Neb.: The Woodruff Printing Company, 1945) with signature of W. H. Donald (Call No.: MLMSS 7594/11/11)

    B. Realia

    R 961
    1912?; Medal suspended from ribbon with inscription on reverse: 'Mr. W. H. DONALD / FIRST CLASS MEDAL / 1st year Republican China / Presented by CHU JUI'.

    R 962
    ca. 1930; Italian Royal Automobile Club member's badge, no. 03036, with initials AIACR of the Association International des Automobile Club Reconnus

    AUTHOR/ARTIST entries:
    Abrams, Jeffrey Stuart
    Alexander-Sinclair, John
    Ball, W. Macmahon (William Macmahon), 1901-1986
    Barrett, David D. (David Dean), 1892-
    Bertram, James, 1910-
    Bohannan, Charles T. R.
    Bond, W. Langhorne, 1893-1985
    Bowden, Ivor, 1925-
    Boxer, C. R. (Charles Ralph), 1904-
    Bren, Frank
    Buesst, Tristan Noel Marchand, 1894-1982
    Butrick, Richard P.
    Cantlie, Kenneth, b. 1886
    Carey, Arch, 1893-
    Cassel, Irene M.
    Chapman, Corwin C.
    Chase, Augustus S.
    Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975
    Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-
    Clubb, O. Edmund (Oliver Edmund), 1901-
    Cornell University
    Crisp, L. F. (Leslie Finlay), 1917-1984
    Donald, David A.
    Donald, Mary, 1882-1972
    Donald, Muriel Mary, 1909-1973
    Donald, William Henry, 1875-1946
    Drumright, E. F.
    Ellis, Ulrich, 1904-1983
    Ethridge, Clayton B.
    Gould, Randall
    Gullett, H. B. (Henry Baynton), 1914-
    Hall, G. Martel
    Hochschild, Harold K., 1892-1981
    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Hornbeck, Stanley K. (Stanley Kuhl), 1883-1966
    Hoyt, Frederick Bernard
    Johnson, Nelson T.
    Keswick, William J.
    Lamb, Sir Lionel Henry, 1900-1992
    Lattimore, Owen, 1900-
    Lewisohn, William
    Library of Congress
    Little, Lester K.
    Lonie, John
    Louey, Martin
    Ma, John T.
    McCoy, Frank Ross, 1874-1954
    McHugh, J. M. (James Marshall), 1899-
    MacMurray, John V. A. (John Van Antwerp), 1881-1960
    McNicoll, David, 1914-2000
    Malley, Phyllis Garnet
    Margan, Victor Laurence
    Marker, A. E.
    Miller, Harry Willis, 1879-1977
    Moat, Charles P.
    Morrison, Alastair, 1915-
    Mydans, Carl
    Nunnely, Vivian A.
    Pennell, W. V. (Wilfred Victor), 1891-
    Phillips, Gordon
    Pugach, Noel H.
    Redman, H. Vere, Sir
    Reinsch, Paul Samuel, 1869-1923
    Roosevelt, Fraces Webb
    Rozanski, Mordechai, 1946-
    Saterlee, W. C.
    Selle, Earl Albert
    Semmelink, H. R.
    Shepherd, George W.
    Sigel, Louis T.
    Snow, Edgar, 1905-1972
    Snow, Helen Foster, 1907-
    Sokobin, Samuel
    Sperry, Ainsie
    Sperry, Henry M.
    Stanley, Ernest
    State Historical Society of Wisconsin
    Steeds, David
    Thomson, James C. (James Claude), 1931-
    Tierney, Robert M.
    Timperley, H. J. (Harold John), 1898-
    Tipping, Marjorie, 1917-
    Tittman, Hessell
    Trivett, A. C. S.
    Twedell, Colin E.
    United States National Archives and Records Service
    Votaw, Maurice
    Warner, Denis, 1917-
    Watson, Mary L.
    Williams, Harold S. (Harold Stannett), 1898-1987
    Xing, Jian-Rong
    Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin), 1875-1959
    Young, Arthur Nicols, 1890-1984
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  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment - Applies to R 961 and R 962
  • Copying Conditions
    Approval for reproduction required: Applies to MLMSS 7594/Boxes 1-5, 7, 11
    In copyright: Applies MLOH 545
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    The description of this material has been supplied from the Oral History Digitisation Program, undertaken 2014 to 2017 of the Library's oral history collections (Applies MLOH 545).
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