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Mostly department correspondence, largely that of Gussie Esther
Gaskill, first curator of the Wason Collection (1927-1963); materials
concerning trips to China and Japan; projects; bibliographies; acquisitions,
cataloging, and other records; accessions list; accounting statistics, and
general office files, 1976-1985; annual reports of the East Asian Librarian,
1972-1988. Correspondence relating to Charles Wason's bequest, especially
correspondence between Mrs. Charles Wason and the Arthur H. Clark Company,
correspondence between Mrs. Wason and Gussie Gaskill, drawing and photographs
of the library at the Wason home, and articles, reports and clippings about the
collection. Three handwritten notebooks by T.F. Crane listing the Wason
Collection, ca. 1922.
Miscellaneous items relating to the Wason Collection include letters,
description, and notes about the Ming Treasure Note, 1934; and letter about and
translation of a Boxer Rebellion poster, 1921.