Davidson Black

Title:  Davidson Black Family fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1878-2011

Physical description: 4.26 metres of textual, graphic, architectural, cartographic, publications, moving images, artifacts.

Biographical sketch: [See Finding Aid (pages 4 to 11)]

Scope and content: Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.

Access/Use:  Open

Finding aid: Davidson Black Family fonds

Accession numbers: B1966-0002 and B2011-0011