William Reginald Wheeler Papers,1927-1957

Collection Number: 4284

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


William Reginald Wheeler papers, 1927-1957.
Collection Number:
William Reginald Wheeler, 1889-1963.
.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Personal correspondence.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Personal correspondence, 1927-1957; documentation on agricultural work in China, 1927; athletics, 1933; Chinese women, 1935; foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935; observations and eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking ("The Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927").
Collection material in English


American missionary and army officer.


Personal correspondence, 1927-1957; documentation on agricultural work in China, 1927; athletics, 1933; Chinese women, 1935; foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935; observations and eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking ("The Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927"), including the murder of John E. Williams, a missionary serving in Nanking who was also vice president of the University of Nanking; China Information Service, 1932, 1937-1938; Yale in China reports, 1947-1949; Ginling College and the University of Nanking; North China and Peking, 1934-1936; suffering of the Chinese people during the civil war in China, 1927-1936; the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931; Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuo-mintang government; extracts from the diary of an American surgeon, Dr. Robert Wilson in Nanking, 1937-1938, and the atrocities he saw perpetrated by Japanese soldiers on the Chinese civilian population; the murders of the missionaries John and Elisabeth Stam.
Prominent people named in the collection include H.H. Kung, Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek), C.T. (Cheng-ting) Wang, John Foster Dulles, Winston S. Churchill, Mao Tse-tung, John Leighton Stuart, Douglas MacArthur, Harry S. Truman, Albert Coady Wedemeyer, Joseph W. Stillwell, and Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright.

Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963.
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975.
Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Mao Zedong, 1893-1976.
Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946.
Stuart, John Leighton, 1876-1962.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, 1883-1953.
Wang, Cheng-t'ing, 1882-1961.
Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-
Williams, John E.
Wilson, Robert.
China Information Service.
Jinling da xue.
Zhongguo guo min dang.

Missions--China--Agricultural work.
Missions--China--Educational work.
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.

China--History--20th century.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
China--Politics and government.


Cite As:
William Reginald Wheeler papers, #4284. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1
Agricultural Work in China, 1927
Box 1 Folder 2
A trip to Japan, taken by professor Searle Bates in 1936,1938.
Box 1 Folder 3
Rev. Arthur J. Brown, 1946.
Box 1 Folder 4
Letters to and from Chiang Kai-Shek and Madam Chiang, 1935-1949.
Box 1 Folder 5
Reports on Chiang Kai-Shek, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 6
An Interview with Ching-wei Wang, July, 1937.
Box 1 Folder 7
Athletics in China, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 8
China Information Service; Articles, reprints 1932, 1937-1938.
Box 1 Folder 9
China institute in America, Inc.
Box 1 Folder 10
Chinese Delegation to the United Nations, 1945, 1951-1952.
Box 1 Folder 11
A handwriteen Chinese letter to W.R. Wheeler re the political situation in China, Sept. 11, 1950.
Box 1 Folder 12
Chinese women, 1935.
Box 1 Folder 13
Chinese Refugees from Communism by R.W. Wheeler, Feb. 1955.
Box 1 Folder 14
"Christian Strategy in an Era of Revolution," by Dr. David H.C. Read, June 2, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 15
Letters to Winston S. Churchill, 1951.
Box 1 Folder 16
Letters and Articles for the Crisis Decade, Edited by W.R. Wheeler.
Box 1 Folder 17
Committee to Defend America by Aiding Anti-Communist China, 1949-1952.
Box 1 Folder 18
Letters to and from John Foster Dulles, 1949-1952.
Box 1 Folder 19
Foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935.
Box 1 Folder 20
Ginling College (University of Nanking), 1927-1928.
Box 1 Folder 21
Ginling College (University of Nanking), 1933-1938.
Box 1 Folder 22
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation & History, 1946, 1954-1955.
Box 1 Folder 23
Hangchow, "The City of Heaven," 1935.
Box 1 Folder 24
Articles by Hu Shih, 1951.
Box 1 Folder 25
"Our trip to Kuling," written by one of W.R. Wheeler's children, June, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 26
"40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China," Oct. 10, 1911-1951.
Box 1 Folder 27
"An Oriental Arlington" (article re Nanking burial grounds), by W.R. Wheeler
Box 1 Folder 28
Eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking, March 23-24, 1927.
Box 1 Folder 29
"Impressions of China after Thirteen Years," by W. R. Wheeler (printed from "The Chinese Recorder"), Oct. 1933.
Box 1 Folder 30
Incidents and observations from Nanking, 1934-1949.
Box 1 Folder 31
University of Nanking Hospital (extracts from a diary kept by Dr. Robert Wilson, an American doctor on the staff of the Universtity of Nanking Hospital), 1937-1938.
Box 1 Folder 32
Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927.
Box 1 Folder 33
North China and Peiping, 1934-1936.
Box 1 Folder 34
Miscellaneous Items and Clippings,
Box 1 Folder 35
"Peace and Security." Address delivered before Chaplains Association of the Army, May 17, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 36
Box 1 Folder 37
Letters to Rev. P.F. Price, D.D., 1926-1928.
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence and reports re Ambassador John Leighton Stuart.
Box 1 Folder 39
Address by T.F. Tsiang, May 24, 1948.
Box 1 Folder 40
"Two Temples in Nanking."
Box 1 Folder 41
United States Policy toward China, 1948-1955.
Box 1 Folder 42
An account of Cheting Thomas Wang (Chinese ambassador to America), by W.R. Wheeler.
Box 1 Folder 43
Letters to W.R. Wheeler, 1927, 1938, 1947-1950.
Box 1 Folder 44
Letters from W.R. Wheeler, 1929-1957.
Box 1 Folder 45
Book reviews of John E. Willaims of Nanking, by W.R. Wheeler.
Box 1 Folder 46
Account of Dr. Williams murder at Nanking, by W.R. Wheeler. Mar. 24, 1927.
Box 1 Folder 47
Tributes to John and Elisabeth Stam, Missionary martyrs, 1934-1935.
Box 1 Folder 48
Eulogy for Frederick J. Tooker, M.D. by W.R. Wheeler.
Box 1 Folder 49
Yale in China Reports, 1947-1950.
Box 1 Folder 50
Yenching University News, 1950.