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COLLECTION Identifier: hyl00034

Papers of Frank H. Canaday, 1920?-1956

Content Description

Includes unpublished memoir, 1956, (325 pp.) describing Canaday's experiences in China in the 1920's; correspondence containing his observations on the social, political and economic climate prevailing in China at the time and notes pertaining to his business activities there; ca. 200 photographs, mostly of North China, and also some depicting the funeral of Sun Yat-sen; 9 scrapbooks, chronologically arranged, containing memorabilia and 27 notebooks, most relating to China. Also monograph on the history of the British-American Tobacco Company entitled Commemoration Number of the Yueh Pao, Twenty-First Anniversary of the Company (1923), and copy of the "Peking Students' Manifesto," a student reaction to the May 30, 1925 incident in Shanghai. Correspondents include Canaday's family members and British-American Tobacco Company business associates in Shanghai.


  • 1920 - 1956


6 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Businessman. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1914). In the 1920's Canaday was associated with the British-American Tobacco Company in China. As part of the company's advertising and promotion team, he traveled throughout China to represent the company to retailers in shops and at fairs. For further information see: Sherman Cochran's book, Big Business in China: Sino-Foreign Rivalry in the Cigarette Industry (Harvard University Press, 1980).

General note

Hollis number: 990006036600203941

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University Repository

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