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Lydia Mary Fay and the Episcopal Church Mission in China

Welch, Ian Hamilton


Mary Fay was among the earliest single women missionaries in China. She worked as a teacher for 28 years. She achieved high distinction as a scholar of Chinese language. Her work laid the foundation for St. John's Episcopal University in Shanghai. The item includes consideration of her personal life, her unsuccessful romance with an Episcopal clergyman in Alexandria Va. The enduring theme of her life was loneliness, compounded by ill-health in later life.

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: International Bulletin of Missionary Research


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