The Rev. Gilbert Reid was born in Laurel, NY in 1857 and died in Shanghai, China on 30 September 1927. He attended Whitestown Seminary (1875 graduate), then Hamilton College (A.B., 1879, A.M., 1888, and D.D., 1899), and Union Theological Seminary (1882 graduate). His missionary work in China began in 1882 and he established the International Institute of China (I.I.C.) located in Shanghai in 1894. The institute served as a meeting place for Chinese and foreigners and a educational facility for christian missions. Reid was also the editor of the Peking Post. During the war he was deported to Manila at the request of the Chinese government on the accusation of being a pro-German propagandist and sympathizer, returning to Shanghai in 1921.
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Content Description 9 boxes of diaries, lectures, articles, clippings, correspondence, and publications by or related to Gilbert Reid. Professional correspondence of the International Institute of China and other material related to that institution and to Gilbert Reid, its director; newspaper clippings and journals. Includes professional correspondence of the I.I.C. to philanthropists (e.g. Carnegie and Rockefeller) and missionary organizations in the U.S. as well as other nations regarding support of the...