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Fairfax-Cholmeley, Elsie



Elsie Fairfax-Chomeley (1905-1984) was born in Yorkshire, England. She married Israel Epstein in Chongqing, China in 1943. The couple moved to the United States and lived there for five years, with Epstein working for the Allied Labor News. When Epstein and Fairfax-Chomeley returned to China in 1951, she worked as a language consultant for China Today and the publishing house for foreign language literature. She contributed to one of the most widely used Chinese-English dictionaries published in China.

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Israel Epstein and Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley Papers

Identifier: KC-19-11
Scope and Contents

This material was donated by Dr. Henry Mitchell, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and International Affairs at UMKC. He secured the material from the Epsteins via UMKC professor Dr. Robert Farnsworth in China in November 1984.

This collection contains one folder of copies of letters sent by Edgar Snow to Chinese journalist and author Israel Epstein and his wife Elsie Fairfax-Cholmeley. The letters discuss publications as well as Chinese and world affairs.

Dates: 1939, 1948, 1958, 1962-1968