Griffin, Elizabeth Gordon. Papers

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Griffin, Elizabeth Gordon. Papers


  • 1942-1945 (Creation)


.25 cu.ft. (1 box)

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Elizabeth Griffin served in the Philippines as the Treasurer of the Missionary District from 1931 to 1955. She served all through World War II, including an internment by the Japanese at Los Baños Agricultural College from 1942 until 1945, when freed by American forces. Upon her release, Griffin returned to New Bern for a year’s rest before resuming her responsibilities as Treasurer in the Philippines.

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The Papers of Elizabeth Griffin contains two items: a bound manuscript volume titled “A Catalogue of the Lands, Buildings, Memorials and Institutions of the Missionary District of the Philippine Islands.”; and a small notebook of her expenditures and receipts for the communion wafers she made for various mission churches and missionaries.


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  • English

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Overseas Department. Philippines Missionary Personnel Records

East Carolina University also holds records related to Griffin’s internment, including letters from the National Council trying to secure her release; Griffin’s account of her capture and release [Elizabeth Gordan Griffin Papers (#416), Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC].

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