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"John Lake, Canton, China: A Biography," by Carrie Bostick Lake and Hortense Woodson, unpublished manuscript, 1986

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Custodial history:

According to the manuscript’s preface, the original manuscript [Part I and II] was completed by Carrie Bostick Lake between 1915-1918.  Miss Hortense Caroline Woodson (1896-1990), noted historian, author, longtime President of the Edgefield County Historical Society, and member of the Edgefield First Baptist Church, completed Part III with the assistance of Mrs. Virginia B. Lake in 1958. Extensive editing was completed by Mrs. Thomas C. Dendy and by her daughter Mrs. Carolina D. Beaudrot in Spring 1986. The Lake’s were acquaintances of Dr. Leon M. Latimer’s family, and the manuscript may have come from Loulie Latimer Pettigrew Owens. 

Related Material

  • S.C. Baptist Biography file for Carrie Bostick Lake and John Lake
  • GWC Alumnae Association, Box 36, Folder 6: Alumnae biographical information, Carrie Bostick
  • Lake, John. Island Echoes. Tungshan: Hon Naam Baptist Press, 1929. Baptist Historical Collection.
  • Lake, John. Lepers for Neighbors, 1904-1924. 1924. [UNC, Columbia, SC]
  • International Mission Board, Missionary Correspondence Files, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Preferred Citation

"John Lake, Canton, China: A Biography," by Carrie Bostick Lake and Hortense Woodson, unpublished manuscript, 1986, Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.