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A Guide to the Manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's Autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen"

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Linebarger, Paul Myron, 1871-1939
Title: Manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's Autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen"
Dates: 1936
Abstract: Unpublished manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen."
Extent: 0.1 Linear feet. 1 volume.
Identification: MS Group 129
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger (1871-1939) was a lawyer and author. He was an associate and advisor to Sun Yat-sen, 1907-1925, and legal advisor to the National Government of China, 1930-1937. He served as a circuit judge in the Philippines, 1901-1907, but resigned his position to actively support the political movement of Sun Yat-sen. He became an organizer in Mexico for Dr. Sun's secret society, Teng Meng Hui, which overthrew the Manchu Dynasty. In 1913, Linebarger wrote Our Chinese Chances which was circulated by Dr. Sun's political party, the Kuomingtang. In 1917, Linebarger became editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine, The Chinese Nationalist.


Scope and Content

Unpublished manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen." The typescript includes illustrations and corrections. The volume also includes a small number of loose clippings, letters and miscellaneous papers.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's Autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen", Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

China -- History -- 1912-1928 -- Personal narratives
China -- History -- Revolution, 1911-1912 -- Personal narratives
Political activists -- China -- Biography
Sun, Yat sen -- 1866-1925 -- Biography



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