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Collection 208 Oral History Interview with Doris Embery

Identifier: CN 208

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Doris Embery in which she discusses the activities of her parents, who were China Inland Mission workers; her education at the CIM school in Chefoo; her reflections on the lack of uniqueness of missionary children; her work with Scripture Union, experiences as a missionary for Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Hong Kong, and her experiences after she left China. The time period covered by the interviews is 1916 to 1957.

Doris Embery was interviewed by Robert Shuster on April 20, 1982.


  • Created: 1982

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Doris Embery was born in England around 1913, but grew up in China, the daughter of China Inland Mission workers Ethel Potter and William James Embery. After a few years spent on the China-Burmese border in the town of Tengyueh, the family traveled to other mission stations. William Embery was assigned to the main office in Shanghai as assistant treasurer (later treasurer) in or around 1916, where he and his wife remained for the rest of their period of service, until 1940, when they went to Australia. Doris went to CIM school in Chefoo at the age of six, where she stayed until her graduation in 1930. After a year as a tutor to the children of the Montgomery and Yates family, she went to Australia to live and to study accounting, after which she worked for Scripture Union for ten years. She eventually traveled to Great Britain in 1955, where she also worked for Scripture Union, among other organizations. In 1957, she became a missionary with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship, CIM's successor. She went to Hong Kong, where she worked until her retirement.


1.00 Audio Tape

93 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Doris Embery on April 21, 1982.

Accession 82-52

October 15, 1982

Robert Shuster

J. Nasgowitz

Collection 208 Oral History Interview with Doris Embery
Bob Shuster
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