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F. Faith Hatch manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S608
Identifier: S0608

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an eight-page, typed account of American missionary F. Faith Hatch's experiences regarding her evacuation from Burma in 1942 due to the Japanese invasion during World War II.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Burma, now known as Myanmar, is located between India and China and was a British colony at the beginning of World War II. Burma was a main supply line to China via the Burma Road. On December 11, 1941, the invasion of Burma by Japanese forces began. On May 26, 1942, as the last British forces crossed over into India, Burma came under the complete control of Japan.


"Burma, 1942." United State Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 07/15/2015.

"Invasion of Burma." World War II Database. Retrieved 07/15/2015.

Biographical Note

Flora Faith Hatch (F. Faith) was born on December 25, 1889 in Escondido, California. She served as a missionary for the American Baptist Foreign Mission Board in Burma for 21 years before having to evacuate due to the Japanese invasion during World War II. She left Taunggyi in the Shan State of Burma on February 26, 1942 and treked over rugged and difficult terrain to finally arrive in Gauhati, India. After seven weeks rest, she departed India and sailed 43 days through submarine-infested waters, arriving in New York City on July 13, 1942. F. Faith Hatch died on May 12, 1988 in Chula Vista, California.


"Flora Faith Hatch." Find a Grave Memorial # 87110991. Retrieved 07/15/2015.

"Flora Faith Hatch." U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Retrieved 07/15/2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/15 by Laura Eliason.
F. Faith Hatch manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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