Smith, H. Maxcy; Little, Lacy LeGrand. 71 Issues, March, 1933 - December, 1940. China Mission News Letter, Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Shanghai, China: Presbyterian Church In the U.S. China Mission, 1933-1940. First Editions. 
71 Issues, March, 1933 - December, 1940. China Mission News Letter, Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Printed at Shanghai - the March 1933 issues discusses the change from a mimeographed form to a printed one. Sent from various addresses, including Kiangyin, Ku, and Yuen Ming Yuen Road, Shanghai.
An incomplete run of 71 issues.
Each four pages; we notice one having an additional page inserted. 21.5 x 14 cm. Good condition, each issue with fold creases from insertion in an envelope. Many individual issues with round red ink "received" stamp. Pamphlets.
Editors: H. Maxcy Smith (March 1933-June, 1938), Lacy L. Little (July, 1938-November, 1940), and the last issue by L. H. Lancaster.
Missionary reports from China by the Southern Presbyterian mission at Shanghai, Tenghsien, Hangchow College, North Kiangsu, Kiangyin Women's Bible School, Kashing, Tsinan, and other places. Some reports of the Korea mission.
Includes first-hand accounts of the war in the late 1930's. "In our last publication of news items reference was made to the bombing of Haichow, Tsingkiangpu, Hawaiian, Sutsien, and Hsuchowfu stations of our North Kiangsu mission..." September, 1938.
"We greatly regret our inability to report more favourable conditions within the bounds of our two China missions. A total approximating 20 church officers, church members and inquirers from the Suchowfu and Sutsien fields have been arrested and confined in prison at Suchowfu...Two new air attacks have been suffered at Taichow and Yencheng since our last issue...15 bombs were dropped at Taichow on the afternoon of June 14th." July, 1939.
Reports of evangelist work during war-time, and discussions of differing views on how to respond to dangerous circumstances. Refugees sheltering near Shanghai presented new opportunities for missionary tract distribution. September, 1938.
Includes incidental reports of other missions, such as the Methodists and Baptists.
Includes discussions of the tension between social work and evangelistic ministries.
H. Maxcy Smith (1873-1948), b. Pendleton, South Carolina; d. Asheville, North Carolina. Educated at Hampden-Sydney College, Smith was principal of a Chickasaw Indian school (1894-1897), received further education at Columbia Theological Seminary, and appointed to the Mid-China Mission by the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. in 1901. He and his wife (Margaret J. Jones) served for 40 years in China before being held captive by the Japanese from March to December, 1943, after which they returned to the United States.
Lacy LeGrand Little was a Presbyterian minister from North Carolina and one of the founding missionaries of the Kiangyin Station of the Mid-China Mission, Presbyterian Church in the U.S. He served for more than thirty years, beginning in 1895.
Information about the editors was found at the Presbyterian Historical Society website.