HADEN, THOMAS HENRY, 1863-1946.
Thomas Henry Haden diaries, 1896-1946

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zcq7


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haden, Thomas Henry, 1863-1946.
Title: Thomas Henry Haden diaries, 1896-1946
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 447
Extent: 37 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:Diaries of educator and Methodist minister Thomas Henry Haden regarding his work as a missionary in Japan.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1963

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Thomas Henry Haden diaries, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, October 1968.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Thomas Henry Haden (February 14, 1863-November 3, 1946) was born in Palmyra, Virginia. He was first educated at the University of Virginia, then received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in 1895. He married Jennie Conwell on July 27, 1895, in Nashville. After his wedding, he set out immediately for Japan via Chicago and Vancouver, crossing the Pacific in the "Empress of India," and reaching Yokohama on August 19, 1895, where he was to begin his career as a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His first assignment was the Tadotsu Circuit, where he worked "steadily on the language"; much against his will, he was put in charge of the work there in January 1896. In September 1896, he became a professor in the academic and biblical departments of the Kwansei Gakuin, Kobe, Japan where he remained for 37 years; he spent 21 of these years as dean of the theology department. While in Japan, he also did evangelistic work for 3 years. In the summer of 1921, at Emory University, Atlanta, he taught "Christianity in Japan" and "Japanese-American Relations."

Haden was honored by the Japanese Imperial Government for his service to the country as an educator. His first wife, Jennie, died in 1917; in 1930 he married Annette Gist. Haden left Japan for the United States in May 1940, and he and his wife lived in retirement at McIntosh, Florida until his death in 1946.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the diaries of Thomas Henry Haden with entries between October 21, 1896 and October 13, 1946. The great bulk of the material consists of descriptions of Haden’s daily routines, including his teaching duties in Japan and at Emory University (1921), the Methodist Episcopal, South and the Canadian Union joint sponsorship of Kwansei Gakuin (1910), work on establishing a Christian university in Japan (1910-1915), travel to see missions in Korea and China (1923), and his retirement years (1940-1946). The collection also includes a manuscript of a writing on the history of Protestant Christian missions in Japan from 1859 to 1883.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Diaries
Box Folder Content
BV1 - October 21, 1896-February 7, 1906
BV2 - May 5, 1903-November 28, 1904
BV3 - February 22, 1906-September 19, 1907
BV4 - October 6, 1907-January 5, 1909
BV5 - January 11, 1909-January 9, 1910
BV6 - February 11, 1910-February 3, 1911
BV7 - February 6, 1911-December 31, 1911
BV8 - January 5, 1912-January 9, 1913
BV9 - February 5, 1913-February 8, 1915
BV10 - February 21, 1915-December 26, 1916
BV11 - January 7, 1917-March 17, 1918
BV12 - March 24, 1918-January 1, 1920
BV13 - January 11, 1920-July 10, 1921
BV14 - October 19, 1921-April 15, 1923
BV15 - April 22, 1923-December 25, 1923
BV16 - January 5, 1924-December 31, 1924
BV17 - January 1, 1925-December 27, 1925
BV18 - January 3, 1926-December 31, 1926
BV19 - January 1, 1927-January 1, 1928
BV20 - January 1, 1928-December 30, 1928
BV21 - January 1, 1929-December 27, 1929
BV22 - January 1, 1930-December 27, 1930
BV23 - January 4, 1931-January 6, 1932
BV24 - January 10, 1932-December 31, 1932
BV25 - January 2, 1933-January 5, 1934
BV26 - January 6, 1934-January 1, 1935
BV27 - January 7, 1935-December 29, 1935
BV28 - January 1, 1936-January 4, 1937
BV29 - January 5, 1937-December 31, 1937
BV30 - January 2, 1938-December 31, 1938
BV31 - January 4, 1939-December 31, 1939
BV32 - January 11, 1940-December 31, 1940
BV33 - January 5, 1941-January 6, 1942
BV34 - January 8, 1942-April 11, 1943
BV35 - April 18, 1943-November 19, 1944
BV36 - November 22, 1944-October 13, 1946
Writings
BV37 - History of the Protestant Christian mission in Japan from 1858-1883, MS
v1.10.1