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Guide to the Ernest DeWitt Burton Papers 1875-1969

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Burton, Ernest DeWitt. Papers

Dates:

1875-1969

Size:

45 linear feet (87 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The papers of Ernest DeWitt Burton comprise 45 linear feet of personal and professional material. The papers document his career as a New Testament scholar at Newton Theological Institute and the University of Chicago as well as his interest in missionary work and religious education in east Asia. The collection consists primarily of correspondence as well as publications, addresses, and a small amount of course materials from the New Testament Department. From his involvement in missionary organizations and commissions, such as the Oriental Investigation Commission and the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, there are minutes, correspondence, financial records, photographs, and reports. The collection also includes personal materials including family history, a large number of memorials and some journals and notebooks.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Burton, Ernest DeWitt. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Ernest DeWitt Burton was born on February 4, 1856 in Granville, Ohio. He was the third son of Nathan Smith Burton and Sarah Johns Fairfield Burton. His father was a Baptist minister and both his parents were teachers. Burton began his college education in 1872 at Griswold College in Davenport, Iowa but after one year he transferred to Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He received his B.A. from Denison in June 1876.

After graduating, Burton taught at a number of schools including Kalamazoo College in Michigan and Norwood School in Ohio, and in 1879 he entered Rochester Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York. His former teacher and mentor, W. Arnold Stevens was now part of the faculty there. Burton spent three years at the seminary, studying the New Testament, and graduated in 1882. He taught New Testament Greek at the seminary the following year. He was ordained a Baptist minister in the summer of 1883 and soon thereafter received a post at the Newton Theological Institution near Boston.

Burton had met Frances Mary Towson in Rochester and when he had secured a permanent position at Newton, they were married. The ceremony was performed on December 28, 1883 by Burton’s father, N. S. Burton. Ernest and Mary Burton had one daughter, Margaret, who shared many of her father’s interests in religious work.

Burton enjoyed his work at Newton where he befriended Charles Rufus Brown, an Old Testament scholar, and Shailer Mathews, a fellow student from Rochester who would later join him at the University of Chicago. In 1889 at Newton he also became friends with William Rainey Harper when the latter was giving a series of lectures in Boston.

When Harper became the president of the newly formed University of Chicago in 1891 he invited Burton to join the New Testament Department. Burton was reluctant to leave Newton, however, and initially refused the invitation. Nevertheless, Harper was persistent, and after three months of negotiations, in March 1892 Burton was elected professor of New Testament Interpretation in the Divinity School, professor of New Testament instruction and head of all New Testament work in the university.

After entering his new post in July 1892, Burton’s responsibilities immediately expanded. He became associate editor of Biblical World, a journal established at the opening of the university. In 1897 he temporarily left this journal to become the editor of the Journal of Theology. Additionally, he became involved in the American Institute for Sacred Literature in 1889, an organization that promoted the systematic study of the Bible outside of schools. The Institute produced pamphlets, leaflets and correspondence courses to encourage popular study of the Bible. Burton, with Harper, the Institute’s organizer, was an enthusiastic participant in the production of these materials

Burton’s research interests in the New Testament and New Testament Greek are reflected in his publications. Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek was published in 1893, soon after his arrival in Chicago. With W. A. Stevens he published A Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels for Historical Study in 1894 and Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age one year later. Burton was a scholar who had adopted modern historical techniques for the study of the Bible, an approach that some traditionalists criticized. Burton remained unmoved by his critics, saying that he would continue to use and teach the modern approach.

Burton was awarded an honorary D.D. in 1897 by his Alma Mater, Denison University.

Burton’s health was in decline in 1901 and while recuperating at Harper’s request he researched building design and architecture. He collected information on campuses throughout the country and especially on library buildings.

Burton’s New Testament work continued with the publication of Constructive Studies in the Life of Christ with Shailer Mathews in 1901 and Principles and Ideals of the Sunday School also with Mathews in 1908. In the interim between these two books he also published Short Introduction to the Gospels, Studies in the Gospel of Mark, and Principles of Literary Criticism and Their Application to the Synoptic Problem. In addition he produced many essays, articles, and editorials for the Biblical World and the American Journal of Theology.

Besides teaching and writing, Burton was also deeply interested in missionary work. This interest had begun early in his seminary days, and he had seriously considered becoming a missionary. In 1908 he was appointed head of a commission of investigation to the east to explore “educational, social, and religious conditions in the Far East.” The Oriental Investigation Commission was to be organized by the University of Chicago and its expenses met by John D. Rockefeller. Travelling through England, Turkey, India, China, Japan, and Korea, the commission’s journey lasted for more than a year. Burton kept detailed notes of interviews and records of what he learned in his journal and reports. He was also involved in many missionary organizations such as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, the Foreign Missions Conference of North America and the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference.

In 1910 Burton became the director of the University libraries. Under his tenure as director, Harper Library was built and the books were reorganized in the Library of Congress system of classification. Besides centralizing the location of many books, the library holdings grew from approximately 218,000 volumes to one million. Burton remained Director of Libraries until his death.

Burton continued to research and write on the New Testament, publishing A Harmony of the Synpotic Gospels in English with Edgar Goodspeed in 1917 among other works. He also maintained his interest in missionary work in the east and was appointed chairman of the China Educational Commission in 1920. The purpose of this commission was to investigate the state of Christian education in China, and Burton traveled with other members of the commission to that country in 1921. Later the commission produced and published a report of their findings.

Burton was elected acting president of the university in January 1923 to replace the retiring Harry Pratt Judson. Subsequently he was elected president in July 1923 and served as president until his death in 1925. Although his tenure in office was short, he made great strides to improve the university through a program of building, an increase in fundraising, and initiating the development of a medical school.

Ernest DeWitt Burton died on May 26, 1925 in Chicago.

Scope Note

The Ernest DeWitt Burton papers have been divided into seven series: I. Personal, II. Writings, III. Foreign Education and Missions, IV. Universities and Colleges, V. YMCA, VI. National Religious Organizations and VII. University of Chicago.

The concentration of material covers the period from 1890 to 1925. Burton was a prolific letter writer, and the majority of the collection is correspondence. He also preserved many of his notes and journals, which contain research ideas, drafts of lectures, and his observations. Much of the material centers on his interest on missionary work and education. This includes not only the material in Series III but also in series IV, V and VI. The divisions between the series are not strict and the subjects overlap in the series divisions. Included in the first series, Personal, is a small amount of the correspondence of Frances Mary Burton, his wife; Margaret Burton, his daughter; and Eleanor Burton, his niece.The seventh series, University of Chicago, includes little material from Burton’s presidency.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Presidents’ Papers, 1889-1925

William Rainey Harper. Papers

University of Chicago. Divinity School. Records

American Journal of Theology. Records

Baptist Theological Union. Records

University of Chicago. Board of Trustees. Minutes

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Personal

Series I, Personal, contains Burton’s personal correspondence, genealogical materials, memorials, and other personal papers including his certificate of ordination and marriage license and covers the period 1879 to 1969. It is divided into five subseries: 1. General, 2. Correspondence, 3. Family History, 4. Memorials and 5. Notebooks.

Subseries 1, General, covers the period 1875 to 1931. It contains a few poems that Burton wrote, invitations, convocation programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and postcards. Also of note in this subseries is the memorandum of a conversation between Harper and Burton that took place just before Harper’s death.

Subseries 2, Correspondence, is arranged alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. It covers the period 1888 to 1969 and includes correspondence with William Rainey Harper, Harold Swift, Shailer Mathews, and Edgar Goodspeed. Earlier correspondence with Charles Rufus Brown, a colleague in the Old Testament Department at Newton Theological Seminary can also be found here. Also included at the end of the subseries is the correspondence of Burton’s wife, Mary Burton, his daughter, Margaret Burton, and his niece, Eleanor Burton.

Subseries 3, Family History, contains genealogical information about Burton’s family, a biography of Mary Burton by her daughter Margaret, and a number of photographs. The majority of this material is undated, but the bound life of Nathan S. Burton is dated to 1915.

Subseries 4, Memorial, includes tributes, bound memorials, letters of condolence, and a scrapbook of press clippings about Burton’s death. The materials date from 1925 to 1957. Also included in this subseries is the biography of Burton by Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed.

Subseries 5, Notebooks, covers the period from 1875 to 1923. The earliest notebooks contain notes from Burton’s student days at Denison University. These notebooks contain notes on many topics including notes on addresses and future topics of research and are arranged chronologically. The most extensive notebooks are from his trip to east Asia with the Oriental Education Commission in 1908 to 1909.

Subseries 1: General

Box 1   Folder 1

Autograph book, 1908-1909

Box 1   Folder 2

Card to Mrs. Burton

Box 1   Folder 3

Christmas cards, n.d.

Box 1   Folder 4

Convocation, 1923

Box 1   Folder 5

Convocation, 1924

Box 1   Folder 6

Convocation, 1925

Box 1   Folder 7

Convocation, 1931

Box 1   Folder 8

Datebook, 1919

Box 1   Folder 9

Datebook, 1921

Box 1   Folder 10

Financial records, 1901-1918

Box 1   Folder 11

Friends and colleagues

Box 1   Folder 12

"Friendship calendar" from daughter

Box 1   Folder 13

Guest book, 1906-1924

Box 2   Folder 1

Guest book, 1923-1924

Box 2   Folder 2

Guest book, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 3

Handwritten notes

Box 2   Folder 4

Harper Library "party" program cards, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 5

Invitations

Box 2   Folder 6

Library order slips

Box 2   Folder 7

Memorandum of conversation of Burton and Harper shortly before his death

Box 2   Folder 8

Marriage invitation

Box 2   Folder 9

Ordination, 1879

Box 2   Folder 10-14

Newspaper clippings

Box 3   Folder 1-5

Newspaper clippings

Box 3   Folder 6

Passport photographs

Box 3   Folder 7

Patent, 1923

Box 3   Folder 8

Poetry

Box 3   Folder 9

Poetry for daughter, Margaret

Box 3   Folder 10

Photographs of Burton home, 1911

Box 3   Folder 11

Postcards from Newton, MA and Rochester, NY

Box 3   Folder 12

Smith, H. J. "Sojourn on a Summit"

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Box 3   Folder 13

A

  • Abercrombie, D. N.
  • Armington, A. W.
  • Anderson, Thomas D.
Box 3   Folder 14

Barnes - Burbank

  • Barnes, L. C.
  • Bartholomew, J. E.
  • Beman, Helen Elizabeth Burton
  • Benedict, Cornelia Golay
  • Bitting W. C.
  • Bray, Mellen
  • Brockman, F. S.
  • Brown, Charles Rufus
  • Burbank, A.
Box 3   Folder 15

Burton, Margaret - Burton, Mary

  • Burton, Margaret
  • Burton, Mary (Mrs. Ernest DeWitt Burton)
Box 3   Folder 16

Burton, N. S. - Buttrick

  • Burton, N. S.
  • Burton, Sarah. J. F. (Mrs. N. S. Burton)
  • Buttrick, Wallace H.
Box 4   Folder 1

C

  • Case, S. J.
  • Chamberlin, Miss
  • Cooper, Clayton S.
  • Craig, R. W.
  • Crandall, Susan
  • Cunningins, J. L.
Box 4   Folder 2

D

  • Dean, John M.
  • Deming, John Howard
  • Dodge, Grace H.
Box 4   Folder 3

E

  • Eddy, D. Brewer
  • Elkington, Joseph
  • Elmer, Franklin D.
  • English, J. M.
  • Everett, Mabel
Box 4   Folder 4

F

  • Foster, [George Burnam?]
  • Frost, Edwin B.
Box 4   Folder 5

G

  • Gates, Fred T.
  • Gilmore, George W.
  • Goodman, Herbert E.
  • Goodman, Kate A.
  • Goodspeed, Edgar
  • Goucher, John F.
  • Gow, George C.
  • Grant, W. Henry
Box 4   Folder 6

H

  • Harper, Ella D.
  • Harper, William Rainey
  • Hurrey, C. D.
Box 4   Folder 7

J

  • Jordon, A. J.
  • Judson, Henry Pratt
Box 4   Folder 8

K

  • King, Henry C.
Box 4   Folder 9

L

  • Luce, H. W.
Box 4   Folder 10

M

  • Mathews, Shailer
  • McKinney, William Ayer
  • Miller, S. J. F.
  • Moore, Edward C.
Box 4   Folder 10

M

  • Moseley, John
Box 4   Folder 11

O

  • Osgood, N.
Box 4   Folder 12

P

  • Pattison, Harold
  • Payne, Bruce R.
  • Payne, Walter A.
  • Pierson, Mrs.
  • Porter, Mabel W.
  • Pott, F. L. Hawks
Box 4   Folder 13

R

  • Rammelkamp, C. H.
Box 4   Folder 14

S

  • Schaeffer, W.
  • Stearns, O. S.
  • Stearns, Helen P.
  • Stevens, G. B.
  • Stevens, W. A.
  • Strong, Augustus H.
  • Swartz, Frank P.
  • Swift, Harold H.
Box 4   Folder 15

T

  • Taylor, Joseph
  • Towson, Margaret
  • Tuller, Edward P.
  • Turley, Althea B.
  • Turley, Calvin Judson
  • Tyne, Benjamin O.
Box 4   Folder 16

W

  • Wang, Y. T.
  • Waterbury, Lucy
  • Weston, Dr.
  • Whitney, F. C.
  • Wilcox, Alice W.
  • Willcox, W. H.
Box 4   Folder 16

W

  • Williams, J. E.
  • Workman, George C.
Box 4   Folder 17

fragments, unknown author

Box 4   Folder 18

Correspondence of Eleanor Burton

Box 4   Folder 19-21

Correspondence of Frances Mary Burton

Box 4   Folder 22-23

Correspondence of Margaret Burton

Subseries 3: Family History

Box 4   Folder 24

Burton, Boniface, biographical information

Box 4   Folder 25

Burton, Charles S., biographical information

Box 4   Folder 26

Burton, Frances Mary, biography by her daughter, Margaret

Box 5   Folder 1-2

Burton, Frances Mary, photographs, oversize

Box 6   Folder 1

Burton, Frances Mary and Margaret Burton, photograph

Box 6   Folder 2

Burton, Henry Fairfield, biographical information

Box 6   Folder 3

Burton, Henry Fairfield, Helen Elizabeth Burton, Charles Smith Burton, Edmund Fairfield Burton, and Ernest DeWitt Burton, color photocopies of photographs

Box 6   Folder 4

Burton, Margaret

Box 6   Folder 5

Burton, Nathan S., biography

Box 6   Folder 6

Burton, Nathan S.

Box 6   Folder 7

Burton, Nathan S. and Sarah Johns Fairfield Burton

Box 6   Folder 8

Burton, Smith, and Elizabeth Wilcox Burton, paternal grandparents, color photocopies of photographs

Box 6   Folder 9

DeWitt, notes on the name "DeWitt"

Box 6   Folder 10

Fairfield, Micaiah, (maternal grandfather) biographical info

Box 6   Folder 11

Fairfield, Micaiah, and Hannah Withers Wynn Neale Fairfield, maternal grandparents, photographs

Subseries 4: Memorials

Box 6   Folder 12

Alumni club, resolution, 1925

Box 6   Folder 13

"An Appreciation," Bailey, J.W., 1929

Box 6   Folder 14

The Baptist, June 6, 1925

Box 6   Folder 15

Baptist Theological Union, memorial, 1925

Box 7   Folder 1

Board of Trustees, resolution, 1925

Box 7   Folder 2

"The Burton Courier", 1931

Box 7   Folder 3

Chicago City Council, resolution, 1925

Box 7   Folder 4

Chicago Society of Biblical Research, memorial, 1925

Box 7   Folder 5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, memorial concert in Mandel Hall, 1925

Box 7   Folder 6

City of Chicago

Box 7   Folder 7

The Commercial Club of Chicago

Box 7   Folder 8

Denison Alumni Bulletin, 1925

Box 7   Folder 9

Distinguished Service Professorship, 1955-1957

Box 7   Folder 10

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, memorial, 1926

Box 7   Folder 11

Fountain Street Baptist Church, 1926

Box 8   Folder 1-2

Funeral Service

Box 8   Folder 3

Goodspeed biography, 1926

Box 8   Folder 4-6

Goodspeed biography, correspondence, 1925-1948

Box 8   Folder 7

Goodspeed biography, reviews and notices

Box 8   Folder 8

Institute of Social and Religious Research, 1925

Box 8   Folder 9-11

Letters of condolence

Box 9   Folder 1-8

Letters of condolence

Box 9   Folder 9

Memorial window - Harper Library, 1928

Box 9   Folder 10

Memorial window - Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1953-1954

Box 9   Folder 11

Memorial fund, 1925-1940

Box 10   Folder 1

"The Daily Maroon" - May 25 - June 9, 1925, oversize

Box 10   Folder 2

"The Daily Maroon" - January, 1923, oversize

Box 11   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention - Board of Education, n.d.

Box 11   Folder 2

Portrait, 1926

Box 11   Folder 3

Religious Education Association, n.d.

Box 11   Folder 4

Rockefeller Foundation, 1926

Box 11   Folder 5

Smith, H.J., "His Victory"

Box 11   Folder 6-7

Tributes and memorials, 1925-1927

Box 11   Folder 8

University of Chicago Chapel- plaque, 1933

Box 11   Folder 9

University of Chicago Magazine, 1925-1927

Box 11   Folder 10

University Record, 1925-1926

Box 11   Folder 11

Will and estate, 1925

Box 11   Folder 12

Will and estate - bequest to University

Box 12   Volume 1

Scrapbook of press clippings concerning Burton’s death

Subseries 5: Notebooks

Box 13   Folder 1

1875

Box 13   Folder 2

1876

Box 13   Folder 3

"Newspaper Cuttings", 1877-1899

Box 13   Folder 4

1879

Box 13   Folder 5

"Index Rerum", 1879

Box 13   Folder 6

1880

Box 13   Folder 7

1890-1891

Box 13   Folder 8

1902-1905

Box 14   Folder 1

1906

Box 14   Folder 2

1907-1912

Box 14   Folder 3

"An Unofficial Record of an Unscientific Journey up the Yangtsze Kiang", 1909

Box 14   Folder 4

"China’s Far West", 1909

Box 14   Folder 5

"Notes of a 10 Days Stay in Chentu", 1909

Box 14   Folder 6

1913-1916

Box 14   Folder 7

1916-1918

Box 15   Folder 1

1921-1922

Box 15   Folder 2

1919-1923

Box 15   Folder 3

Shorthand notebook, 1916

Series II: Writings

Series II, Writings, covers the period 1870 to 1927 and has been divided into three subseries: 1. Addresses and Reports, 2. Publications, and 3. Speeches. Each subseries is arranged chronologically.

Subseries 1, Addresses and Reports, includes lectures, addresses, sermons, and reports given by Burton from his student days until his presidency at the University of Chicago. Many of the address are handwritten although some are published reprints. The interests reflected in this subseries echo Burton’s concern for missionization and the relationship between education and religion found in Series III, Foreign Education and Missions.

Subseries 2, Publications, contains both bound volumes of Burton’s works, often annotated, and reprints of his journal articles. The two harmonies of the synoptic gospels which Burton wrote with William Arnold Stevens and Edgar Goodspeed, respectively, indicate his scholarly interests in the New Testament as does his Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek. At the end of this subseries is correspondence concerning Burton’s publications. It is arranged by publication.

Subseries 3, Speeches, consists of a small collection of funeral addresses and memorials given by Burton. It covers the period 1906 to 1923.

Subseries 1: Addresses and Reports

Box 15   Folder 4

Compositions from Griswold College, 1870-1872

Box 15   Folder 5

"Eloquence and Truth," manuscript essay, 1875

Box 15   Folder 6

1893

  • "Address for the close of a course on the Life of Christ," December 31, 1893
Box 15   Folder 7

1895

  • "Doubts," address, November 3, 1895
Box 15   Folder 8

1896

  • "The Kingdom and the Individual" address, 1896
  • "Missionary Motives," address, May 7, 1896
  • Easter Thoughts," address, 1896
Box 15   Folder 9

1897

  • "The Bible and Missions," address, March 14, 1897
Box 15   Folder 10

1898

  • "The Moral Element in Scholarship or Scholarship and Religion," address, January 27, 1898
Box 15   Folder 11

1899

  • "How can one become a Christian," June 4, 1899
Box 15   Folder 12

1900

  • "Education in Relation to the Kingdom," address, January 31, 1900
Box 15   Folder 13

1901

  • "The Ethics of Jesus," January 1901
  • "The Problem of Jesus"
  • "The Inspiration of the Record", address, January 25, 1901
  • "Jesus as an Ethical Teacher"
Box 15   Folder 14

1903

  • "Lead Us Not into Temptation", address, November 2, 1903
  • Oxford
Box 15   Folder 15

1905

  • "Religious Liberty in the Twentieth Century," typescript, March 1905
  • "What is it to be a Christian?" January 22, 1906
  • Theodor Zahn, April 1906
Box 15   Folder 16

1907

  • "The Christian University and the World-wide Mission of Christianity", May 1907
  • Round table, October 28, 1907
  • "The Present Outlook in Missions," address, November 1907
  • "Knowing God," manuscript notes, January 20, 1907
Box 16   Folder 1

1908

  • "Education in China"
  • "The Significance of Foreign Missions to the University," address, February 12, 1908
Box 16   Folder 2-3

1909

  • "Mr. Burton’s Speech before the Students of Soochow University"
  • "Excerpts of an Address delivered by Professor Ernest D. Burton ..."
  • "The American University," address, February 12, 1909
  • "After Three Years"
  • "Why I am Content to be a Christian"
  • "What is the attitude of the people ..."
  • "Effects of the Journey," manuscript notes, 1909
  • "Impressions of the Orient," manuscript notes, 1909
  • "Notes of an Address to the students in the Union Middle School, Chengtu," 1909
Box 16   Folder 4

1910

  • "Educational Conditions in Eastern Lands," address, August 14, 1910
  • "The Basis of Mission," January 30, 1910
  • "An interesting world to live in," October 1910
  • "YMCA in the Orient, The," manuscript notes, White House, 1910
  • "Contribution of Friendship to Life, The," manuscript notes, 1910
Box 16   Folder 5

1911

  • Bloomington, February 4, 1911
Box 16   Folder 6-8

1913

  • "A Flexible or an Inflexible Christianity in the Mission Field"
  • "Living in a New Age," November 28, 1913
  • "Education in China"
  • Divinity Chapel, August 7, 1913
  • "Why Should Baptists Concern Themselves with Education?" address, October 23, 1913
  • "Will the Chinese Republic Survive?" manuscript notes, Vassar College, 1913
Box 16   Folder 9

1914

  • "Present Demand for Men and Women of Education in the Orient" (2 copies)
  • "Round Table," manuscript notes, 1914
Box 16   Folder 10

1915

  • Resolutions of the Executive Committee of the Board of Education of the Northern Baptist Convention, January 1915
  • "Why Should Baptists have a Board of Education?" January and March 1915
  • Memorandum for California meetings
  • "Paul as a Missionary," October 1915
  • "The Women of the Foreign Mission Association," December 1915
  • "Western Education in Eastern Lands," manuscript notes, 1915
  • "The Future of West China" typescript and manuscript notes, December 1915
Box 16   Folder 11

1916

  • "Missionary Education as a Vocation," January 24, 1916
  • "Characteristics of an Effective Religion," April 1916
  • "The Responsibility of an Education," October 14, 1916
Box 16   Folder 12

1917

  • Bryn Mawr, October 1917
  • "Two Themes of Political Life," November 25, 1917
  • Chapel Talk, September 23, 1917
  • "India," manuscript notes, 1917
Box 17   Folder 1

1918

  • "The Christianizing of International Relations" and other manuscript notes, 1917-1918
  • "The New World and Education," address, May 29, 1918
  • "Baptists and Education," January 1918
  • International Dinner, YMCA-Chicago, December 27, 1918
Box 17   Folder 2

1919

  • "Address to the Cleveland Conference," typescript, 1919
  • "College Men and Women and International Relationships," January 1919
  • "Can a nation be Christian," YMCA, March 2, 1919
  • "Education for Life" January 16, 1919
Box 17   Folder 3

1920

  • Address, December 1920
  • Provincial Teacher’s association, June 24, 1920
Box 17   Folder 4

1921

  • "The China Educational Commission, Journal of Ernest D. Burton, Chairman,"
Box 17   Folder 5

1922

  • "The Rationale of Church Cooperation"
  • "Education in a Democratic World," address, September 1, 1922
  • "Education in China," manuscript notes, 1922
  • "China," typescript notes, Manuscript notes, 1922
Box 17   Folder 6

1923

  • "An Address Delivered by Acting President Ernest DeWitt Burton Before the Chicago Alumni Club," 1923
  • "Research"
Box 17   Folder 7-8

1924

  • "The Quest for Truth, An Account of Scientific Research at the University of Chicago," 1924
  • "Commemorative Chapel Address," 1924
Box 17   Folder 9-10

undated

  • "The Phenomenal Word in Korea"
  • "China"
  • "Religion and Education: the Church and the School"
  • "Religious Freedom in the Early Church"
  • "Christianity and Education
  • "The Situation in China"
  • "Some Recent Developments of Christian Education in China"
  • "University Education in America"
  • "University Education in the United States of America"
  • "Women’s Colleges in the Orient" (2 copies)
  • "John 3:6"
  • "The Rationale of Church Cooperation
  • Announcement of address at Indiana University
  • "The Responsibility of the College Man"
  • "The Kingdom of Self Respect"
  • "Missionaries Going Out to China"
  • "The Educational Situation in China"
  • "Liberty"
  • Notes on war
  • "The History of Christian Missionary Education ..."
  • "The ministers of today ..."
  • Present conditions in China
Box 17   Folder 10

undated

  • India

Subseries 2: Publications

Box 17   Folder 11

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, Outline of the Life of Christ, [n. p. 1885?]. (bound)

Box 18   Folder 1

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Papers Grammatical and Other, 1889-1891, (bound)

Box 18   Folder 2

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, Outline of the Life of Christ, [n. p.], 1891. (bound)

Box 18   Folder 3

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, An Outline Handbook of the Life of Christ from the Four Gospels, Boston: The Bible Study Publishing Co., 1892. (bound, 2 copies)

Box 18   Folder 4

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1893. (bound)

Box 19   Folder 1

Inserts from Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek

Box 19   Folder 2

Two announcements of the publication of Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek

Box 19   Folder 3

Burton, Ernest Dewitt, Essays,1893 -1898 (bound)

Box 19   Folder 4

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study, Boston: Silver, Burdett and Co., 1894. (bound)

Box 19   Folder 5

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Old and New Testament Student," The Biblical World 5, no. 6 (June 1895): 401-409.

Box 19   Folder 6

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1895. (bound)

Box 19   Folder 7

Inserts from The Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age.

Box 19   Folder 8

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Six Generally Accepted Letters of the Apostle Paul and their Testimony; A Syllabus of Nine Lecture-Studies, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1895

Box 19   Folder 9

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Kingdom and the Individual," The Monthly Bulletin of the University of Michigan 17, no. 7 (April 1896): 112-132.

Box 19   Folder 10

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Study of the Bible in Christian Schools, The American Institute of Sacred Literature, no. 3, 1896.

Box 19   Folder 11

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Function of Interpretation in Relation to Theology," American Journal of Theology 2 (January 1898): 52-79.

Box 19   Folder 12

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Politarchs in Macedonia and Elsewhere," The American Journal of Theology 2 (July 1891): 598-262.

Box 20   Folder 1

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Essays, 1898-1915 (bound).

Box 20   Folder 2

Inserts from Essays

Box 20   Folder 3

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Personal Religion of Jesus," Biblical World [?] (December 1899): 3-12, and manuscript notes.

Box 20   Folder 4

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "He That Committeth Sin is a Slave to Sin," The Standard, 1899 photocopy.

Box 20   Folder 5

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Life of the Christ, Chicago: The American Institute of Sacred Literature, 1904. (bound)

Box 20   Folder 6

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904. (bound)

Box 20   Folder 7

Inserts from A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study

Box 20   Folder 8

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "What Should the Churches Demand of the Theological Schools?" Biblical World 25, no. 1 (January 1905): 20-29.

Box 20   Folder 9

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and William Arnold Stevens, Harmony of the Gospels arranged in Sgaw Karen by Reverend David Gilmore, M.A., Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press, 1905. (bound)

Box 21   Folder 1

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, A Handbook of the Life of the Apostle Paul, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1906. (bound)

Box 21   Folder 2

Inserts from A Handbook of the Life of the Apostle Paul

Box 21   Folder 3

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Prof. Burton Explains to Ways and Means ..." Chicago Commerce 5, no. 22, (October 8, 1909): 6-11.

Box 21   Folder 4

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Educational Work in China, January 12, 1910.

Box 21   Folder 5

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Status of Christian Education in India" The American Journal of Theology 14, no. 2, (April 1910): 169-184.

Box 21   Folder 6

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Christian Education in China," The American Journal of Theology 14, no. 3, (July 1910): 428-440.

Box 21   Folder 7

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Place of the New Testament in a Theological Curriculum," The American Journal of Theology 16, no. 2, (April 1912): 181-195.

Box 21   Folder 8

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Some Phases of the Synoptic Problem," The Journal of Biblical Literature 31, part 2, (1912): 95-113.

Box 21   Folder 9

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Some Implications of Paulinism," The Journal of Biblical Literature 40, no. 6, (December 1912): 403-412.

Box 21   Folder 10

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and Fred Merrifield, The Origin and Teaching of the New Testament Books, Outline Bible Study Series of the American Institute of Sacred Literature, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1913. (bound)

Box 21   Folder 11

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Salt of the Earth, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1915.

Box 21   Folder 12

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, The Scope of the Missionary Enterprise, Boston: American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1915.

Box 21   Folder 13

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Exceptional Opportunities for Investment by Baptists," The Standard; A Baptist Newspaper, 1 April 1916, and manuscript notes.

Box 21   Folder 14

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Education and the Church, Boston: The Baptist Board of Education, 1917.

Box 21   Folder 15

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "While the Armies Fight What Shall We at Home Do?" The Standard; A Baptist Newspaper, 29 September 1917.

Box 21   Folder 16

Burton, Ernest DeWitt and Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, A Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels for Historical and Critical Study, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917. (bound)

Box 21   Folder 17

Inserts from A Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels for Historical and Critical Study.

Box 21   Folder 18

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Is the Golden Rule Workable between Nations?" War and Religion Pamphlets no. 3, Chicago: The American Institute of sacred Literature, 1918.

Box 21   Folder 19

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "George Burman Foster," The Standard January 4, 1919.

Box 22   Folder 1

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Ought the United States to be a Missionary Nation?" The Baptist, 21 February 1920 and "Ought the United States to be a Missionary Nation?" reprint of Chapter VII in The Triumph of the Missionary Motive, Philadelphia: The American Baptist Publication Society, 1920.

Box 22   Folder 2

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Recent Tendencies in the Northern Baptist Churches," The American Journal of Theology 24, no. 3 (July 1920): 321-338.

Box 22   Folder 3

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "A Saint Without Renown," The Baptist, 14 February 1920.

Box 22   Folder 4

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Jesus of Nazareth, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1920. (bound)

Box 22   Folder 5

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The Business of a University" and "The Business of a College," Alumni Pamphlets 1, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1923.

Box 22   Folder 6

Reviews of A Source Book for the Study of the Teaching of Jesus in its Historical Relationships by Ernest DeWitt Burton, Boston Evening Manuscript 5 September 1923.

Box 22   Folder 7

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Changes in Baptist Restrictions on University," The University of Chicago Magazine 15, no. 8 (June 1923): 297-298.

Box 22   Folder 8

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Religion and Education, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1924.

Box 22   Folder 9

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Religion and Education," The Divinity Student 1, no. 4 (November 15, 1924): 81-94.

Box 22   Folder 10

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "A Message to Alumni," University of Chicago Magazine 17, no. 1 (November 1924): 6-7.

Box 22   Folder 11

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, A Convocation Statement, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1924.

Box 22   Folder 12

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Echoes of Convocation Day, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1924.

Box 22   Folder 13

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "A School of Politics A Need of American Life," The American Bar Association Journal, (December 1924): 1-4.

Box 22   Folder 14

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Why I Believe in Praying," Chicago: The American Institute of Sacred Literature, 1924.

Box 22   Folder 15

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The University of Chicago and the City," [?] (spring number, 1925): 19.

Box 22   Folder 16

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Thou Art The Way," The Christian Century [?] (May 12, 1927): 587 and manuscript copies.

Box 22   Folder 17

Reviews of New Testament Word Studies, 1927.

Box 22   Folder 18

Reviews of Education in a Democratic World by Ernest DeWitt Burton, and manuscript introduction and preface by William F. Russell, editor, 1927.

Box 22   Folder 19

Reviews of Christianity in the Modern World by Ernest DeWitt Burton, 1927.

Box 22   Folder 20

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, A Word to College Students, issued by Board of Education of Northern Baptist Convention, Boston: Griffith-Stillings Press, [?].

Box 22   Folder 21

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "The History of New Testament Times," - one page missing.

Box 22   Folder 22

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Jesus as a Thinker," (proofs?) Biblical World

Box 22   Folder 23

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, Baptists and Education, [n. p., n. d.].

Box 22   Folder 24

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Religion in the Christian College" [n. p., n. d.].

Box 22   Folder 25

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Education, Old an New, in China," The World Today [n. d.]

Box 22   Folder 26

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, "Business and Scholarship," [n. p. n. d.].

Box 22   Folder 27

Burton, Ernest DeWitt, editorials, n.d.

Box 23   Folder 1

correspondence on publications, Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels, 1909-April 1916

Box 23   Folder 2

correspondence on publications, Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels, May-December 1916

Box 23   Folder 3

correspondence on publications, Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels, 1917

Box 23   Folder 4

correspondence on publications, Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels, 1918-1923

Box 23   Folder 5

correspondence on publications, Commentary on Galatians, 1917-1921

Box 23   Folder 6

correspondence on publications, Christianity in a New World, 1919-1921

Box 23   Folder 7

correspondence on publications, The Teaching of Jesus, 1920-1923

Subseries 3: Speeches

Box 23   Folder 8

Funeral addresses and memorials, 1906 - 1923

Box 23   Folder 9

Funeral addresses and memorials, undated

Series III: Foreign Education and Missions

Series III, Foreign Education and Missions, covers the period 1879 to 1923 and is divided into three subseries: 1. Subject files, 2. The Oriental Education Commission, and 3. Correspondence. The material in this series is predominately correspondence and reflects Burton’s interest in missionization, especially in East Asia. Burton was active in a number of Baptist organizations, which were involved in missionary activity, and participated in University sponsored commissions that had an interest in furthering education. Burton’s concern for religious education both in the United States and abroad is indicated in this series as well as by certain publications in Series II.

The first subseries, Subject Files, is organized alphabetically by the name of the organization. The papers of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society consist of correspondence, minutes, and some financial statements. The China Educational Commission, of which Burton was a member, was a commission sponsored by the Foreign Missions Conference of North America with the cooperation of similar group in England. Its purpose was to study Christian educational work in China and evaluate its progress and included a trip to China in 1921. Similar interests are reflected in Burton’s involvement in the Commission on Education of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference. The Foreign Missions Conference of North America and its subsidiary, the Board of Missionary Preparation, was a multi-denominational conference that aided in the coordination of a number of missionary organizations. The Rockefeller Foundation materials include copies of the U. S. Senate bill incorporating the foundation and Burton’s correspondence with foundation officers. The Tokyo Tabernacle folders include correspondence and other papers related to the rebuilding of the Baptist Central Tabernacle in Tokyo, which had been destroyed by fire.

Subseries 2, Oriental Education Commission, contains the papers of this commission, sent to East Asia in 1908-1909 to investigate educational, social, and religious conditions in the region. Burton was head of the commission, which was sponsored by the University and funded by John D. Rockefeller. The Report of the Oriental Education Commission found in this subseries was never published but was influential in work done by the Rockefeller Foundation for the next two decades. The commission traveled to China via England, Turkey, Egypt, and India and included a two month journey up the Yangtze River. Many of the photographs in this subseries are from the time spent in China. Burton’s wife and daughter accompanied him, and the correspondence of Mary Burton, his wife, includes a rice paper scroll that she wrote during the trip. Other material includes correspondence, particularly the correspondence between Burton and Edgar Goodspeed, which Goodspeed had bound and presented to Burton as a gift. Burton’s journal from the trip is included as are newsclippings announcing the commission and pamphlets and other publications that Burton collected on the trip.

Subseries 3, Correspondence, overlaps in subject matter with the other two subseries, especially Subseries 1. This subseries dates from 1909 to 1923. It is arranged alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. Correspondence with the organizations itemized in Subseries 1, Subject Files, can be found here as well as general correspondence about education and missionization.

Subseries 1: Subject Files

Box 24   Folder 1

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1911

Box 24   Folder 2-3

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1912

Box 24   Folder 4

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1913

Box 24   Folder 5

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1914

Box 24   Folder 6

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1915

Box 24   Folder 7

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, January - April, 1916

Box 24   Folder 8

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, May - July, 1916

Box 24   Folder 9

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, August - December, 1916

Box 24   Folder 10

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1916

Box 25   Folder 1

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1916

Box 25   Folder 2

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1917

Box 25   Folder 3

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1918

Box 25   Folder 4

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1919 - 1922

Box 25   Folder 5

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, undated

Box 25   Folder 6

Board of Missionary Preparation, 1912 - 1913

Box 25   Folder 7

Board of Missionary Preparation, 1913 - 1915

Box 25   Folder 8

Board of Missionary Preparation, 1916

Box 25   Folder 9

Board of Missionary Preparation, 1917 - 1922

Box 25   Folder 10

China Educational Commission, conference proceedings, May 29-30, 1920

Box 26   Folder 1

China Educational Commission, 1920

Box 26   Folder 2

China Educational Commission, January - June, 1921

Box 26   Folder 3

China Educational Commission, July, 1921

Box 26   Folder 4

China Educational Commission, August 9 - August 17, 1921

Box 26   Folder 5

China Educational Commission, August 17, 1921 - August 30, 1921

Box 26   Folder 6

China Educational Commission, September 1, 1921 - September 14, 1921

Box 26   Folder 7

China Educational Commission, September 1, 1921 - September 30, 1921

Box 26   Folder 8

China Educational Commission, October - November, 1921

Box 26   Folder 9

China Educational Commission, December 1 - December 8, 1921

Box 27   Folder 1

China Educational Commission, December 15 - December 26, 1921

Box 27   Folder 2

China Educational Commission, December 27 - December 29, 1921

Box 27   Folder 3

China Educational Commission, 1922

Box 27   Folder 4

China Educational Commission, undated

Box 27   Folder 5

China Educational Commission, minutes from meetings

Box 27   Folder 6

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1909

Box 27   Folder 7

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, January, 1910

Box 27   Folder 8

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, February, 1910

Box 28   Folder 1

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, March - May, 1910

Box 28   Folder 2

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, June - December, 1910

Box 28   Folder 3

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1911 - 1912

Box 28   Folder 4

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1913

Box 28   Folder 5

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, February - July, 1914

Box 28   Folder 6

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, August 1914 - December 1915

Box 28   Folder 7

Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1916 - 1920

Box 28   Folder 8

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1911, 1914

Box 28   Folder 9

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1915

Box 28   Folder 10

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1916

Box 29   Folder 1

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1917 - 1918

Box 29   Folder 2

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1919

Box 29   Folder 3

Foreign Missions Conference of North America, 1920 - 1923

Box 29   Folder 4

Latin American Conference

Box 29   Folder 5

Rockefeller Foundation, 1910 - 1914

Box 29   Folder 6

Rockefeller Foundation, 1914

Box 29   Folder 7

Rockefeller Foundation, January - February, 1915

Box 29   Folder 8

Rockefeller Foundation, March - December, 1915

Box 29   Folder 9

Rockefeller Foundation, 1916 - 1923

Box 29   Folder 10

Student Conference, 1879

Box 29   Folder 11

Tokyo Tabernacle, 1913

Box 30   Folder 1

Tokyo Tabernacle, 1914

Box 30   Folder 2

Tokyo Tabernacle, 1915 - 1919

Subseries 2: Oriental Education Commission

Box 30   Folder 3

Address before the Imperial Educational Association, July 13, 1909

Box 30   Folder 4

Arabic newspaper

Box 30   Folder 5

Calling cards

Box 30   Folder 6

Chinese articles

Box 30   Folder 7

Chinese documents

Box 30   Folder 8

Correspondence, Questions on India and Burma, 1908

Box 30   Folder 9

Correspondence, Replies to questionnaire, January - March, 1909

Box 30   Folder 10

Correspondence, Replies to questionnaire, May 1909 - 1910

Box 30   Folder 11

Correspondence, 1908

Box 30   Folder 12

Correspondence, 1909

Box 31   Folder 1

Correspondence, 1910

Box 31   Folder 2

Correspondence, 1918

Box 31   Folder 3

Correspondence concerning Report and Journal of 1908-1909

Box 31   Folder 4

Correspondence and notes, undated

Box 31   Folder 5

Edgar Goodspeed correspondence, July - September, 1908

Box 31   Folder 6

Edgar Goodspeed correspondence, October - December, 1908

Box 31   Folder 7

Edgar Goodspeed correspondence, January - March, 1909

Box 31   Folder 8

Edgar Goodspeed correspondence, April - August, 1909

Box 31   Folder 9

Edgar Goodspeed correspondence, bound, "An Unofficial Record of an Unscientific Journey on the Yangtze Kiang" [bound]

Box 31   Folder 10

Itineraries

Box 31   Folder 11

Journal - part 1

Box 32   Folder 2

Journal - part 2

Box 32   Folder 2

Journal - pages 713-822

Box 32   Folder 3

Journal - part 1

Box 32   Folder 4

Journal - part 2

Box 32   Folder 5

Journal - part 2 - pp. I - XXXIV

Box 33   Folder 1

Journal - part 1 (pp. 225 - 408 only)

Box 33   Folder 2-3

Newspaper clippings

Box 33   Folder 4-5

Newspaper clippings - photocopies (see folders 2-3)

Box 33   Folder 6

Pamphlets

Box 33   Folder 7-9

Photographs

Box 33   Folder 10

Poem, Christmas card

Box 33   Folder 11

Postcards and photographs

Box 33   Folder 12

Postcards and photographs

Box 33   Folder 13

Proposal - "American Japanese Educational Society"

Box 33   Folder 14

Reports

Box 34   Folder 1

Report

Box 34   Folder 2

Report - photographs

Box 34   Folder 3

Report (draft) - introduction, Turkey, Egypt, India

Box 35   Folder 1

Report (draft) - China

Box 35   Folder 2

Report (draft) - China

Box 35   Folder 3

Report (draft) - China

Box 35   Folder 4

Report (draft) - China

Box 35   Folder 5

Report (draft) - Japan

Box 35   Folder 6

Report (draft) - Japan

Box 35   Folder 7

Report (draft) - Korea

Box 35   Folder 8

YMCA reports

Box 36   Folder 1

Arabic newspapers, oversize

Box 36   Folder 2

Imperial Rescript on Education in Japan, oversize

Box 36   Folder 3

poster - "God Save the Sultan," oversize

Box 36   Folder 4

Maps - University of Nanking, oversize

Subseries 3: Correspondence

Box 37   Folder 1

Correspondence, A-Ai

  • Abells, Mrs. B.
  • Abernathy, William S.
  • Aitchison, John Y.
Box 37   Folder 2

Correspondence, Am

  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society
Box 37   Folder 3

Correspondence, An-Ay

  • Anderson, Franck
  • Anderson, Frederick
  • Andru, H.
  • Armitage, E.
  • Armstrong, A.E.
  • Arnett, Trevor
  • Ashcroft, Frank
  • Ashida, K.
  • Ayer, F. W.
Box 37   Folder 4

Correspondence, Ba

  • Bachelor, Frank B.
  • Bailey, Ambrose
  • Bailey, John William
  • Baker, Benson
  • Baldwin, Arthur
Box 37   Folder 5

Correspondence, Ba

  • Baldwin, Elbert
  • Balme, Harold
  • Barber, B. R.
  • Barbour, C. H.
  • Barnes, John S.
Box 37   Folder 6

Correspondence, Ba-Be

  • Barnes, L. C.
  • Barton, James L.
  • Batty, E. Jean
  • Bawden, Samuel D.
  • Beach, Harlan P.
  • Beach, Joseph
  • Beaven, A. W.
  • Beeman, Hulbert G.
  • Beman, W. W.
Box 37   Folder 7

Correspondence, Be-Bi

  • Benninghoff, Harry Baxter
  • Berry, Arthur
  • Berry, Fred
  • Bestor, Arthur E.
  • Bible, Frank W.
Box 37   Folder 8

Correspondence, Bi-Bo

  • Bitting, W. C.
  • Blakeslee, George H.
  • Blodgett, J. F.
  • Bond, Henry
Box 37   Folder 9

Correspondence, Bo

  • Bond, Henry
Box 37   Folder 10

Correspondence, Bo-Br

  • Bowerman, Louis S.
  • Bowler, W. H.
  • Boyton, Charles L.
  • Brand, E. P.
  • Brauer, F.
  • Bridgemann, Howard
  • Briggs, George E.
  • Brockman, F. S.
  • Brown, Arthur J.
Box 38   Folder 1

Correspondence, Br-Bu

  • Brown, Charles Sumner
  • Brown, G. Warren
  • Brown, John R.
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • Bulkley, L. Duncan
  • Burlingame, G. E.
  • Burton, Henry F.
  • Burton, Margaret E.
  • Bustard, William W.
  • Butler, Ernest S.
Box 38   Folder 2

Correspondence, Bu

  • Butler, Ernest S.
  • Butterfield, Kenyon L.
  • Buttrick, Wallace
Box 38   Folder 3

Correspondence, Ca-Co

  • Calder, Helen B.
  • Calley, Walter
  • Capen, Edward Warren
  • Carman, Augustine S.
  • Case, C.
  • Cassett, Paul C.
  • Celma, A.
  • Central China Baptist Mission
  • Chadsey, C. E.
  • Chamberlain, W. I.
  • Chamberlin, Willard D.
  • Chaney, Florence J.
  • Chang, P. C.
  • Chester, S. H.
  • China Christian Educational Association
  • China Society of America
  • Clark, Robert M.
  • Clinch, Edward S.
  • Cline, John W.
  • Coats, A. B.
  • Coats, Orville
  • Cochrane, Samuel
  • Coffman, L. D.
Box 38   Folder 4

Correspondence, Co-Cr

  • Cole, Evangeline
  • Coleman, George W.
  • Coppock, Grace
  • Coolidge and Hodgdon
  • Corbett, Charles H.
  • Crandall, L. A.
Box 38   Folder 5

Correspondence, Cr-Cu

  • Crandall, L. A.
  • Crawford, J. T.
  • Cressy, Earl Herbert
  • Cummings, John E.
  • Curry, E. R.
Box 38   Folder 6

Correspondence, Da-Di

  • Davis, Melissa J.
  • Davis, O. S.
  • Davison, W. A.
  • Day, Charles H.
  • Day, Mahlon H.
  • Dearing, John L.
  • DeBlois, Austen K.
  • Deming, John H.
  • Dewolf, Delavan
  • Dickerson, J. Spencer
  • Dinsmore, Carlos M.
Box 38   Folder 7

Correspondence, Di-E

  • Dittmer, C. C.
  • Dixon, Mrs. Thomas J.
  • Donnelly, Alice M.
  • Doughty, William E.
  • Dudgeon, Winfield
  • Duncan, Kenneth
  • Edmunds, Charles K.
  • Edwards, D. K.
  • Edwards, Preston H.
  • Engels, G.
  • Erdman, Charles R.
  • Eubank, M. D.
  • Ewell, Glenn B.
  • Ewing, J. C.
  • Ewing, R. L.
Box 38   Folder 8

Correspondence, Fa-Fo

  • Fairbanks, Charles W.
  • Faunce, W. H. P.
  • Fennell, W. G.
  • Fenwick, M.
  • Ferguson, W. L.
  • Fillmore, Wellington F.
  • Ferris, G. N.
  • Fisher, Galen M.
  • Fisher, R. H.
  • Fiske, Horace S.
  • Fitch, Robert F.
  • Ford, S. T.
Box 39   Folder 1

Correspondence, Fo-Fr

  • Fosdick, Harry E.
  • Foster, J. M.
  • Foster, W. E.
  • Franklin, James H.
Box 39   Folder 2-4

Correspondence, Fr

  • Franklin, James H.
Box 39   Folder 5

Correspondence, Fr-Fu

  • Franklin, James H.
  • Fryer, John
  • Fugh, Paul C.
  • Fulton, C. A.
Box 39   Folder 6

Correspondence, Ga

  • Gallup, Clarence M.
  • Galpin, Frederic Tower
  • Gamewell, Frank D.
Box 39   Folder 7

Correspondence, Ga-Go

  • Gamewell, Frank D.
  • Gardner, George N.
  • Gascoyne-Cecil, William
  • Gates, Fred T.
  • Gieselbusch, Gust
  • Gilman, Alfred A.
  • Gilman, J. Bruce
  • Gollock, G. A.
Box 39   Folder 8

Correspondence, Go-Gr

  • Goodchild, Frank M.
  • Goucher, John F.
  • Gould, George P.
  • Granger, W. A.
  • Grant, W. Henry
  • Gray, Clifton D.
Box 39   Folder 9

Correspondence, Gr

  • Graybill, H. B.
  • Greene, Roger S.
  • Gregg, James S.
  • Griffith, R. B.
  • Gring, Ambrose Daniel
  • Grose, H. B.
Box 40   Folder 1

Correspondence, Ha

  • Halliday, Vernon
  • Haggard, Fred P.
Box 40   Folder 2-3

Correspondence, Ha

  • Haggard, Fred P.
Box 40   Folder 4

Correspondence, Ha-He

  • Haggard, Fred P.
  • Hamilton, Clarence M.
  • Hanley, E. A.
  • Hanson, Howland
  • Haring, Douglas G.
  • Harlan, Rolvix
  • Harper, W. F.
  • Hartwell, Emily S.
  • Haskell, Edward H.
  • Haydon, Albert E.
  • Hayne, Paul
  • Hazen, Joseph C.
  • Heath, Hugh A.
  • Henry, Edward A.
  • Henson, L. L.
Box 40   Folder 5

Correspondence, Hi-Ho

  • Hirsch, Emil
  • Ho, M.
  • Hoadley, Horace G.
  • Hodgkin, R. H.
  • Hoefs, A.
  • Holcombe, Chester
  • Holgate, Thomas F.
  • Holmes, Robert S.
  • Holt, George Frederick
  • Holton, Henry D.
  • Horr, George E.
  • House, Herbert E.
  • Howells, George
Box 40   Folder 6

Correspondence, Hu

  • Hughes, Charles E.
  • Huizinga, Henry
  • Hulbert, D. W.
  • Hume, Edward H.
  • Hunsburger, J. E.
  • Hunt, E. W.
  • Huntington, George B.
Box 40   Folder 7-8

Correspondence, Hu

  • Huntington, George B.
Box 41   Folder 1-4

Correspondence, Hu

  • Huntington, George B.
Box 41   Folder 5

Correspondence, Hu-Jo

  • Huntington, George B.
  • Innes, George
  • Isaac, Alfred E.
  • Jansson, E.
  • Jen, Timothy
  • Jenks, D. S.
  • Johnson, Herbert S.
  • Johnson, Vergil V.
  • Johnston, J. Leslie
  • Jones, Carter Helm
  • Jones, Harry W.
Box 41   Folder 6

Correspondence, Ju-K

  • Judd, O. R.
  • Judson, H. P.
  • Kato, K.
  • Keen, W. W.
  • Keith, G. E.
  • King, Henry C.
  • Kinley, David
  • Kinney, Bruce
  • Knight, M. Letitia
  • Koo, Telly H.
  • Kuo, P. W.
Box 41   Folder 7

Correspondence, La-Lo

  • Lake, E. M.
  • Lambert, Clara J.
  • Law, Y. T.
  • Levering, Joshua
  • Levy, Maurice Ambrose
  • Lew, Mrs. T. T.
  • Lewis, Robert E.
  • Lipphard, William B.
  • Lobenstine, E. C.
Box 41   Folder 8

Correspondence, Lu-Ly

  • Luce, H. W.
  • Lunt, Theodore R. W.
  • Lynch, Robert Newton
  • Lyon, D. Willard
Box 42   Folder 1

Correspondence, Ma

  • MacClintock, W. D.
  • Maclennan, Kenneth
  • MacGregor, Charles P.
  • Mackenzie, W. Douglas
  • MacLaurien, Ella D.
  • MacLeish, Andrew
  • Maclennan, Kenneth
  • Mallory, H. F.
  • Mathews, Shailer
Box 42   Folder 2

Correspondence, Ma-Mi

  • Maxwell, J. A.
  • McBee, Silas
  • McConnell, Francis J.
  • McCormick, Frederick
  • McCourtney, T. F.
  • McCracken, J. C.
  • McKinney, William Ayer
  • McRai, Milton A.
  • Messer, L. Wilbur
  • Methodist Publishing House
  • Michel, F. J.
Box 42   Folder 3

Correspondence, Mi-Mo

  • Millar, W. B.
  • Miller, Mrs. Frank J.
  • Mills, Annette T.
  • The Mission Book company
  • Moncrief, J. W.
  • Monroe, Paul
Box 42   Folder 4

Correspondence, Mo

  • Montgomery, Helen
  • Montgomery, W. A.
  • Moore, Edward C.
  • Moore, L. B.
  • Morrison, H. C.
  • Morse, A. H. C.
  • Morse, Richard C.
  • Moss, Charles H.
Box 42   Folder 5

Correspondence, Mo-Mu

  • Mott, John R.
  • Mullins, E. M.
  • Murphy, D. D.
  • Murphy, Starr J.
Box 42   Folder 6

Correspondence, N

  • National City Bank, New York City
  • Ngon Han
  • Nicholson, Edward K.
  • Nicholson, Mrs. Thomas
  • Nickels, Frank C.
  • Nind, J. Newton
  • Nixon, Justin N.
  • North, Eric M.
Box 42   Folder 7

Correspondence, O

  • Ogilvie, J. N.
  • Okuma, Count
  • Oldham, J. H.
  • Orvis, Susan W.
  • Osgood, E. S.
Box 42   Folder 8

Correspondence, Pa-Pe

  • Padelford, Frank W.
  • Palmer, R. B.
  • Parshley W. B.
  • Partridge, Warren G.
  • Peabody, Mrs. Henry W.
  • Pease, K. E.
Box 42   Folder 9

Correspondence, Pe-Po

  • Peking Union Medical College
  • Perkins, Fellows and Hamilton
  • Petty, Alonzo M.
  • Peirson, Ida Goepp
  • Pope, William B.
  • Pott, F. L. Hawks
Box 43   Folder 1

Correspondence, Pr

  • Price, Mrs. O. J.
  • Price, Willard
  • Priest, H. C.
  • Proctor, J. T.
Box 43   Folder 2

Correspondence, Pr

  • Proctor, J. T.
Box 43   Folder 3

Correspondence, Pr-Py

  • Proctor, J. T.
  • Pyre, Ernest
Box 43   Folder 4

Correspondence, Ra-Ru

  • Rawlinson, F.
  • Reed, H. S.
  • Reid, G.
  • Reinsch, J. S.
  • Rhoades, C. L.
  • Richard, Timothy
  • Richardson, W. S.
  • Robbins, J. C.
  • Rockefeller Jr., John D.
  • Rogers, Laura P.
  • Rose, C. J.
  • Roxby, Percy M.
  • Rudd, Herbert F.
  • Rugh, Arthur
  • Russell, J. E.
Box 43   Folder 5

Correspondence, Ru

  • Russell, William F.
  • Rust, C. H.
  • Ryrie, James
Box 43   Folder 6

Correspondence, Sa

  • Sage, T. Bartlett
  • Sailer, T. H. P.
Box 43   Folder 7-9

Correspondence, Sa

  • Sailer, T. H. P.
Box 44   Folder 1

Correspondence, Sa

  • Sailer, T. H. P.
Box 44   Folder 2

Correspondence, Sa

  • Sailer, T. H. P.
  • Saillens, R.
  • Sanders, Frank K.
Box 44   Folder 3

Correspondence, Sa-Sc

  • Sanders, Frank K.
  • Sargent, O. C.
  • Sato, Shosuke
  • Schieder, D. B.
  • Schurman, Jacob G.
  • Scott, George T.
  • Scott, Robert L.
  • Schulte, G. A.
Box 44   Folder 4

Correspondence, Se-Sm

  • Severance, L. H.
  • Shaw, A. A.
  • Shaw, S. P.
  • Shedd, Mrs. Jessie T.
  • Sherwin, Henry A.
  • Shirk, Mrs. Milton
  • Shore, T. E. Egerton
  • Shull, D. C.
  • Skevington, Samuel J.
  • Simmons, J. W.
  • Slaught, H. E.
  • Sleman, John B.
  • Small, A. W.
Box 44   Folder 5

Correspondence, Sm-Sp

  • Smith, F. Herron
  • Smith, Gerald B.
  • Snape, John
  • Soares, T. G.
  • Soars, C. A.
  • Sombito, F. C.
  • Speer, Robert E.
  • Speicher, Jacob
Box 44   Folder 6

Correspondence, St

  • Stacy, Thomas H.
  • Stallings, W. H.
  • Stark, C.
  • Stephens, Edwin W.
  • Stevenson, George E. T.
  • Steward, John
  • Steifler, James M.
  • Stilwell, H. F.
  • Stokes, Anson P.
Box 44   Folder 7

Correspondence, St

  • Stokes, Anson P.
  • Stockham, A. H.
  • Streeter, B. H.
  • Strong, John H.
  • Strong, William E.
  • Stuart, J. Leighton
  • Stuart, Warren H.
  • Stump, John S.
Box 44   Folder 8

Correspondence, Su-Sw

  • Suvert, E. R.
  • Swasey, Ambrose W.
  • Sweet, Franklin W.
Box 45   Folder 1

Correspondence, Ta-Th

  • Taylor, Frederick E.
  • Tenny, Charles B.
  • Thoms, Charles M.
Box 45   Folder 2

Correspondence, Th-Tu

  • Thomson, R. A.
  • Thurston, Mrs. Lawerence
  • Tilden, C. H.
  • Tingley, C. E.
  • Tokushi, Y.
  • Tuller, E. P.
  • Turner, Fennell P.
Box 45   Folder 3-5

Correspondence, Tu

  • Turner, Fennell P.
Box 45   Folder 6

Correspondence, Tu-Tw

  • Turner, Fennell P.
  • Twing, Martin W.
Box 45   Folder 7

Correspondence, V

  • Vichert, J. F.
  • Viller, Thomas J.
  • Vincent, P.
  • Vosburgh, Homer J.
Box 45   Folder 8

Correspondence, Wa

  • Wallace, E. W.
  • Walwood, Anthony
  • Wang, K. S.
  • Wang, Y. T.
  • Warner, Lucien C.
  • Warnshuis, A. L.
  • Watson, Charles R.
  • Watson, J. F.
Box 45   Folder 9

Correspondence, We-Wh

  • Webb, Robert L.
  • West, Raymond M.
  • White, F. J.
  • White, Herbert J.
  • White, Stanley
  • White, Wilbert W.
Box 46   Folder 1

Correspondence, Wh-Wo

  • Whitman, George
  • Wilcox, S. E.
  • Willett, H. L.
  • Williams, Mornay
  • Williams, J.
  • Williamson, W. J.
  • Wishart, A. W.
  • Withers, John W.
  • Woelfkin, Cornelius
  • Woods, Andrew H.
Box 46   Folder 2

Correspondence, Wo-Wr

  • Wooley, Mary E.
  • Wright, O. C.
  • Wright, P. C.
Box 46   Folder 3

Correspondence, Y

  • Yan Shu
Box 46   Folder 4

Correspondence

  • Author unknown

Series IV: Universities and Colleges

Series IV, Universities and Colleges, contains information Burton collected on educational institutions from 1909 to 1923. These universities and colleges were located in China, Japan, and India. This series contains correspondence, minutes, descriptive pamphlets, and financial statements, and it reflects Burton’s interest in missionary work and education.

Box 47   Folder 1

Buddhist University of Nishi-Hongwanji, udated

Box 47   Folder 2

Canton Christian College, 1909 - 1922

Box 47   Folder 3

Central China University, undated

Box 47   Folder 4

Chengtu College, 1909

Box 47   Folder 5

East China Union Medical College, undated

Box 47   Folder 6

Japanese Women’s University, 1909 - 1913

Box 47   Folder 7

Jaro Industrial School, 1914 - 1915

Box 47   Folder 8

Jorhat Christian Schools, 1915

Box 47   Folder 9

Madras Christian College, 1914 - 1915

Box 47   Folder 10

Madras Christian College, 1915 - 1923

Box 47   Folder 11

Peking Federated University, undated

Box 47   Folder 12

Rangoon Baptist College, 1913 - 1921

Box 47   Folder 13

Serampore College, undated

Box 47   Folder 14

Shanghai Baptist College, 1911 - 1921

Box 47   Folder 15

Tokyo Imperial University, 1915

Box 47   Folder 16

University of Nanking, 1910

Box 47   Folder 17

University of Nanking, 1911 - 1912

Box 48   Folder 1

University of Nanking, January - June, 1913

Box 48   Folder 2

University of Nanking, July - December, 1913

Box 48   Folder 3

University of Nanking, 1914

Box 48   Folder 4

University of Nanking, 1914

Box 48   Folder 5

University of Nanking, 1915

Box 48   Folder 6

University of Nanking, 1916

Box 48   Folder 7

University of Nanking, 1917

Box 48   Folder 8

University of Nanking, 1918

Box 48   Folder 9

University of Nanking, 1918 - 1922

Box 48   Folder 10

University of Nanking, photographs

Box 48   Folder 11

University of Nanking, undated

Box 48   Folder 12

Waseda University, 1910 - 1912

Box 48   Folder 13

Waseda University, January - June, 1913

Box 49   Folder 1

Waseda University, July - December, 1913

Box 49   Folder 2

Waseda University, 1914 - 1922

Box 49   Folder 3

West China University, 1909 - 1920

Box 49   Folder 4

West China University, 1921 - 1922

Series V: YMCA

This small series, YMCA, covers the period 1908 to 1916 and is arranged chronologically. It contains memos and correspondence concerning the Young Men’s Christian Association in China, Japan, and Korea. This series is also related to the material on the YMCA in the United States found in Series VI, National Religious Organizations, and the YMCA at the University of Chicago, found in Series VII, Subseries 1, University Correspondence.

Box 49   Folder 5

Young Men’s Christian Association; China, Japan, Korea, 1908 -1910

Box 49   Folder 6

Young Men’s Christian Association; China, Japan, Korea, 1911 -1913

Box 49   Folder 7

Young Men’s Christian Association; China, Japan, Korea, 1914 -1916

Series VI: National Religious Organizations

Series VI, National Religious Organizations, covers the period 1910 to 1923 and is arranged topically. The American Baptist Home Mission Society material is correspondence with this affiliate of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, found in Series III. Educational Activity includes correspondence with the American Baptist Educational Society among others, some minutes, and reports, and it overlaps with other subjects in this series. The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America and the Interchurch World Movement are both small collections of correspondence, minutes, and reports; Burton was a member of both groups. He was also actively involved in the Northern Baptist Convention, which is heavily represented here in the form of correspondence, minutes and reports. Burton was also a member of the Northern Baptist Laymen, a group which gathered to consider the duty of the Christian Church and the Baptist Denomination in the context of World War I. The Young Men’s Christian Association, which is also found in Series III and Series VII, is represented here; the correspondence of the YMCA in this series refers to the organizations activity in the United States.

Box 49   Folder 8

American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1913 - 1922

Box 49   Folder 9

Educational Activity, 1911 - 1912

Box 49   Folder 10

Educational Activity, 1913

Box 50   Folder 1

Educational Activity, 1914

Box 50   Folder 2

Educational Activity, January - July, 1915

Box 50   Folder 3

Educational Activity, August - December, 1915

Box 50   Folder 4

Educational Activity, 1916 - 1919

Box 50   Folder 5

Educational Activity, 1920 - 1921

Box 50   Folder 6

Educational Activity, January - May, 1922

Box 50   Folder 7

Educational Activity, 1913

Box 50   Folder 8

Educational Activity, June 1922 - 1923

Box 50   Folder 9

Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America

Box 51   Folder 1

Interchurch World Movement, 1919

Box 51   Folder 2

Interchurch World Movement, 1920-1921

Box 51   Folder 3

Interchurch World Movement, undated

Box 51   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1910

Box 51   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, April - August, 1911

Box 51   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, August - December, 1911

Box 51   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1912

Box 51   Folder 8

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1913

Box 51   Folder 9

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1914

Box 51   Folder 10

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1915 - 1917

Box 51   Folder 11

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1918

Box 52   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, May 1 - May 26, 1919

Box 52   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, May 27 - May 31, 1919

Box 52   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 1 - 3, 1919

Box 52   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 4 - 8, 1919

Box 52   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 9 - 10, 1919

Box 52   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 11 - 13, 1919

Box 52   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 14 - 17, 1919

Box 53   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 18, 1919

Box 53   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 18, 1919

Box 53   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 18, 1919

Box 53   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 19 - 24, 1919

Box 53   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 25, 1919

Box 53   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 26 - 30, 1919

Box 53   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, July 1 - 6, 1919

Box 53   Folder 8

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, July 7 - 31, 1919

Box 54   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, August 1919

Box 54   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, September 1919

Box 54   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, October 1919

Box 54   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, November - December 1919

Box 54   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, January - February 1920

Box 55   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, March - April, 1920

Box 55   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, May, 1920

Box 55   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 1 - 20. 1920

Box 55   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June 21 - 31, 1920

Box 55   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, July 1920

Box 55   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, August - October, 1920

Box 55   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, November - December, 1920

Box 55   Folder 8

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, January 1921

Box 56   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, January, 1921

Box 56   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, February - May, 1921

Box 56   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June - July, 1921

Box 56   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, August - December, 1921

Box 56   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, January - April, 1920

Box 56   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, May, 1921

Box 56   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, June - December, 1921

Box 56   Folder 8

Northern Baptist Convention, General Board of Promotion, 1923

Box 57   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Laymen, October - December, 1917

Box 57   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Laymen, December, 1917

Box 57   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Laymen, January, 1918

Box 57   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Laymen, February - May, 1918

Box 57   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Laymen, June - July, 1918

Box 57   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Laymen, August - September, 1918

Box 57   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Laymen, October, 1918

Box 57   Folder 8

Northern Baptist Laymen, November, 1917

Box 58   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Laymen, December, 1918

Box 58   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Laymen, January, 1919

Box 58   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Laymen, February, 1919

Box 58   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Laymen, March 1-15, 1919

Box 58   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Laymen, March 16-31, 1919

Box 58   Folder 6

Northern Baptist Laymen, April 1-14, 1919

Box 58   Folder 7

Northern Baptist Laymen, April 15-30, 1919

Box 59   Folder 1

Northern Baptist Laymen, May 1 - 11, 1919

Box 59   Folder 2

Northern Baptist Laymen, May 12 - 31, 1919

Box 59   Folder 3

Northern Baptist Laymen, June - August, 1919

Box 59   Folder 4

Northern Baptist Laymen, undated

Box 59   Folder 5

Northern Baptist Laymen, undated

Box 59   Folder 6

Young Men’s Christian Association, 1912 - 1923

Series VII: University of Chicago

Series VII, University of Chicago, is divided into four subseries: 1. University of Chicago Correspondence, 2. General Correspondence, 3. Committee on Buildings, and 4. New Testament Department. It covers the period 1890 to 1925.

Subseries 1, University Correspondence, is divided by subject and arranged alphabetically by subject title. Most of this correspondence consists of administrative matters. The correspondence with the Press relates to the publication of Burton’s books.

Subseries 2, General Correspondence, covers a wider range of subjects and includes correspondence with William Rainey Harper, Shailer Mathews, Eri Hulbert, and other correspondents outside the university community. It is arranged chronologically.

Four notebooks that Burton kept on university buildings make up Subseries 3, Committee on Buildings and Grounds. He kept notes on both University of Chicago buildings and the buildings of other universities. It also includes a brochure on University of Chicago development plans from 1924.

Subseries 4, New Testament Department, contains copies of examinations, course notes, correspondence, class schedules and other administrative materials. The series is arranged chronologically and covers the period 1893 to 1922.

Subseries 1: University Correspondence

Box 60    Folder 1

Association of American Colleges, 1915 - 1923

Box 60    Folder 2

American Association of University Professors, 1914 - 1918

Box 60    Folder 3

George Peabody College for Teachers, 1911 - 1912

Box 60    Folder 4

George Peabody College for Teachers, 1913 - 1922

Box 60    Folder 5

Illinois Centennial Fair, January - June, 1918

Box 60    Folder 6

Illinois Centennial Fair, July - December, 1918

Box 60    Folder 7

Library Commission, 1900 - March 1902

Box 60    Folder 8

Library Commission, March - June, 1902

Box 60    Folder 9

MacDougal Visit, 1915

Box 60    Folder 10

Quarter Centennial Celebration, October, 1915 - February, 1916

Box 61   Folder 1

Quarter Centennial Celebration, March 1916

Box 61   Folder 2

Quarter Centennial Celebration, April 1916

Box 61   Folder 3

Quarter Centennial Celebration, May 1916

Box 61   Folder 4

Quarter Centennial Celebration, June 1 - 15, 1916

Box 61   Folder 5

Quarter Centennial Celebration, June 16 - 30, 1916

Box 61   Folder 6

Quarter Centennial Celebration, July 1916 - December 1917

Box 61   Folder 7

United War Work Campaign, August - October 1918

Box 61   Folder 8

United War Work Campaign, November 1 - 5, 1918

Box 62   Folder 1

United War Work Campaign, November 6 - 15, 1918

Box 62   Folder 2

United War Work Campaign, November 16, 1918

Box 62   Folder 3

United War Work Campaign, undated

Box 62   Folder 4

University of Chicago Press, 1899 - 1904

Box 62   Folder 5

University of Chicago Press, January - June 1905

Box 62   Folder 6

University of Chicago Press, July - December 1905

Box 62   Folder 7

University of Chicago Press, January - July 1906

Box 62   Folder 8

University of Chicago Press, August - December 1906

Box 63   Folder 1

University of Chicago Press, 1907

Box 63   Folder 2

University of Chicago Press, January - April 1908

Box 63   Folder 3

University of Chicago Press, May - December 1908

Box 63   Folder 4

University of Chicago Press, 1909

Box 63   Folder 5

University of Chicago Press, 1910

Box 63   Folder 6

University of Chicago Press, 1911

Box 63   Folder 7

University of Chicago Press, 1912

Box 63   Folder 8

University of Chicago Press, January - June 1913

Box 64   Folder 1

University of Chicago Press, July - December 1914

Box 64   Folder 2

University of Chicago Press, 1914

Box 64   Folder 3

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, 1911 - 1913

Box 64   Folder 4

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, 1914 - 1915

Box 64   Folder 5

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, 1916 - 1918

Box 64   Folder 6

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, 1919 - 1921

Box 64   Folder 7

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, 1922 - 1923

Box 64   Folder 8

Young Men’s Christian Association at the University, undated

Subseries 2: General Correspondence

Box 65   Folder 1

1890

Box 65   Folder 2

January - May 1891

Box 65   Folder 3

June - December 1891

Box 65   Folder 4

January - February 1892

Box 65   Folder 5

March 1892

Box 65   Folder 6

April - May 1892

Box 65   Folder 7

June - July 1892

Box 65   Folder 8

August - September 1892

Box 66   Folder 1

October 1892

Box 66   Folder 2

November 1 - 15, 1892

Box 66   Folder 3

November 16 - 30 1892

Box 66   Folder 4

December 1892

Box 66   Folder 5

January - April 1893

Box 66   Folder 6

May - July 1893

Box 66   Folder 7

August - October 1893

Box 66   Folder 8

November - December 1893

Box 66   Folder 9

January - March 1894

Box 66   Folder 10

June - July 1894

Box 67   Folder 1

January - April 1895

Box 67   Folder 2

May - October 1895

Box 67   Folder 3

November - December 1895

Box 67   Folder 4

January - March 1896

Box 67   Folder 5

April - December 1896

Box 67   Folder 6

January - June 1897

Box 67   Folder 7

July - September 1897

Box 67   Folder 8

October - December 1897

Box 68   Folder 1

January - June 1898

Box 68   Folder 2

July - September 1898

Box 68   Folder 3

October - December 1898

Box 68   Folder 4

January - June 1899

Box 68   Folder 5

July - December 1899

Box 68   Folder 6

January - April 1900

Box 68   Folder 7

May - August 1900

Box 68   Folder 8

September - December 1900

Box 69   Folder 1

January - May 1901

Box 69   Folder 2

June - December 1901

Box 69   Folder 3

January - February 1902

Box 69   Folder 4

March - December 1902

Box 69   Folder 5

January - February 1903

Box 69   Folder 6

March - August 1903

Box 69   Folder 7

September - December 1903

Box 69   Folder 8

January - April 1904

Box 70   Folder 1

May - December 1904

Box 70   Folder 2

1905

Box 70   Folder 3

January - August 1906

Box 70   Folder 4

September - December 1906

Box 70   Folder 5

January - March 1907

Box 70   Folder 6

April - September 1907

Box 70   Folder 7

October - December 1907

Box 70   Folder 8

January 1908

Box 71   Folder 1

February - March 1908

Box 71   Folder 2

April 1908

Box 71   Folder 3

May 1908

Box 71   Folder 4

June 1908

Box 71   Folder 5

July 1908

Box 71   Folder 6

August 1908

Box 71   Folder 7

September 1908

Box 72   Folder 1

October 1908

Box 72   Folder 2

November 1-15, 1908

Box 72   Folder 3

November 16-30, 1908

Box 72   Folder 4

December 1908

Box 72   Folder 5

January 1-14, 1909

Box 72   Folder 6

January 15 - February, 1909

Box 72   Folder 7

March - April, 1909

Box 72   Folder 8

May 1909

Box 73   Folder 1

June 1909

Box 73   Folder 2

July 1909

Box 73   Folder 3

August 1909

Box 73   Folder 4

September 1909

Box 73   Folder 5

October 1909

Box 73   Folder 6

November 1909

Box 73   Folder 7

December 1909

Box 73   Folder 8

January 1910

Box 73   Folder 9

February 1910

Box 74   Folder 1

March 1910

Box 74   Folder 2

April 1910

Box 74   Folder 3

May - July 1910

Box 74   Folder 4

August - September 1910

Box 74   Folder 5

October 1910

Box 74   Folder 6

November - December 1910

Box 74   Folder 7

January - March 1911

Box 74   Folder 8

April - July 1911

Box 75   Folder 1

August - September 1911

Box 75   Folder 2

October - December 1911

Box 75   Folder 3

January - September 1912

Box 75   Folder 4

October - December 1912

Box 75   Folder 5

January - June 1913

Box 75   Folder 6

July - December 1913

Box 75   Folder 7

January - April 1914

Box 76   Folder 1

May - August 1914

Box 76   Folder 2

October - December 1914

Box 76   Folder 3

January - March 1915

Box 76   Folder 4

April - June 1915

Box 76   Folder 5

July - September 1915

Box 76   Folder 6

October - November 1915

Box 76   Folder 7

December 1915

Box 76   Folder 8

January - April 1916

Box 77   Folder 1

May - August 1916

Box 77   Folder 2

September - December 1916

Box 77   Folder 3

January - June 1917

Box 78   Folder 1

July - December 1917

Box 78   Folder 2

January - March 1918

Box 78   Folder 3

April - June 1918

Box 79   Folder 1

July - September 1918

Box 79   Folder 2

October - November 1918

Box 79   Folder 3

December 1918

Box 79   Folder 4

January 1919

Box 79   Folder 5

February 1919

Box 79   Folder 6

March - July 1919

Box 79   Folder 7

August - December 1919

Box 79   Folder 8

January - April 1920

Box 80   Folder 1

May 1920

Box 80   Folder 2

June 1920

Box 80   Folder 3

July - September 1920

Box 80   Folder 4

October - December 1920

Box 80   Folder 5

January - February 1921

Box 80   Folder 6

March - April 1921

Box 80   Folder 7

May - November 1921

Box 80   Folder 8

December 1921

Box 81   Folder 1

January - March 1922

Box 81   Folder 2

April - June 1922

Box 81   Folder 3

July - August 1922

Box 81   Folder 4

September 1922

Box 81   Folder 5

October 1922

Box 81   Folder 6

November 1922

Box 81   Folder 7

December 1922

Box 82   Folder 1

January 1-17, 1923

Box 82   Folder 2

January 18-20, 1923

Box 82   Folder 3

January 21-27, 1923

Box 82   Folder 4

January 28-31, 1923

Box 82   Folder 5

February 1923

Box 82   Folder 6

March - December 1923

Box 82   Folder 7

1924

Box 82   Folder 8

1925

Box 83   Folder 1

undated correspondence

Subseries 3: Committee on Buildings and Grounds

Box 83   Folder 2

General notebook

Box 83   Folder 3

Notebooks on University of Chicago buildings

Box 83   Folder 4

Notebooks on college and university buildings

Box 83   Folder 5

"The Plan for the Development of the University of Chicago," brochure, 1924

Subseries 4: New Testament Department

Box 83   Folder 6

Examination copies, 1918-1923

Box 83   Folder 7

Course notes, 1918-1922

Box 83   Folder 8

1893-1911

Box 83   Folder 9

1912

Box 84   Folder 1

January - July 1913

Box 84   Folder 2

August - October 1913

Box 84   Folder 3

November - December 1913

Box 84   Folder 4

January - February 1914

Box 84   Folder 5

March - May 1914

Box 84   Folder 6

June - December 1914

Box 84   Folder 7

January - February 1915

Box 84   Folder 8

March - April 1915

Box 85   Folder 1

May - June 1915

Box 85   Folder 2

July - August 1915

Box 85   Folder 3

September - December 1916

Box 85   Folder 4

January - May 1916

Box 85   Folder 5

June - September 1916

Box 85   Folder 6

October - December 1916

Box 85   Folder 7

January - May 1917

Box 86   Folder 1

June - December 1917

Box 86   Folder 2

January - June 1918

Box 86   Folder 3

July - November 1918

Box 86   Folder 4

December 1918

Box 86   Folder 5

January - March 1919

Box 86   Folder 6

April - December 1919

Box 86   Folder 7

January - February 1920

Box 86   Folder 8

March 1920

Box 86   Folder 9

April - May 1920

Box 87   Folder 1

June - December 1920

Box 87   Folder 2

January - April 1921

Box 87   Folder 3

May - December 1921

Box 87   Folder 4

January - June 1922

Box 87   Folder 5

July - December 1922

Box 87   Folder 6

1923

Box 87   Folder 7

undated