Fonds F3304 - Leslie and Jean Kilborn fonds

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Leslie and Jean Kilborn fonds

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CA ON00340 F3304

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  • 1911-1967, predominant 1943-1952 (Creation)
    Kilborn, Leslie Gifford, 1895-1967

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13 cm of textual records

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Leslie Gifford Kilborn, (1895-1967) was a missionary to China. The son of missionaries, he was born in China in 1895. He studied at the University of Toronto (M.A., M.D., Ph.D.), and taught at West China Union University. He was appointed Dean of Medicine in 1936, and Director of the College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1939. He married Jean Millar in 1947. He was forced to leave China, for Hong Kong, in 1952. While he was there he taught at Hong Kong University and was appointed Vice President of Chung Chi University. He returned to Canada in 1963, and died in 1967. Jean Ewart Millar was born in Guelph, Ontario, in 1906. She served as a Woman's Missionary Society missionary in Chinese hospitals, 1932-1946. She married Dr. Leslie Gifford Kilborn in 1947, and taught at Hong Kong University after 1952. She returned with her husband to Canada in 1963, and died in 1982.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, 1943-1952; and reports and other material re United Church medical missions and West China Union University, 1911-1967.

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  • English

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