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J. Martin England Papers, 1932, 1954-1978

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Scope and Contents

The J. Martin England Papers contain correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, essays, and several articles written by England.  The handwritten notes are from the time that England and his family lived in Burma and notes England made after he returned to the United States that reflected on his Burman experiences.  The notes focus particularly on his appraisal of the differences and similarities between life in Burma and life in the United States, especially between life among the Kachin peoples, with whom England and his wife, Mabel Orr England, and their children lived and worked. The accretion contains materials that England gave Stricklin directly, including newsletters published by Walter Nathan Johnson, whom Martin admired greatly. A letter Martin wrote Johnson was published in the newsletter, The Next Step in the Churches, and led directly to the creation of Koinonia Farm. 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by format.