The Melrose Family Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Melrose family
Dates: 1890-1960
Extent: 1 linear foot, 1 oversize box
Language(s): Material is in English.
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of booklets, black and white photographs, and transcribed memoirs, which document the missionary activities of members of the Melrose family, including Paul C. Melrose, an alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary 1912-1915.



Melrose, Paul C.

Hainan Island (China)--History.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Melrose Family Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Processing Information

The collection was inventoried by Bob Golon, Manuscript Librarian, 2013. EAD encoding by staff, 2014.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.



Box 1
“Memoirs of Margaret Rae Melrose: Missionary of the Presbyterian Church, Hainan Island, South China, 1890-1940. Typescript written over a period from November 28, 1939 to 1946. 1890-1946
“Fifty Years in Hainan: American Presbyterian Mission, 1881-1931” 1931
“Hainan Newsletter” undated
John Steiner and Stuart Seaton family photographs circa 1940s
Paul C. Melrose individual photos circa 1950s
Photograph album from China circa 1930-1950
Sleeved photograph album pages, missionary work scenes 1890-1940


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