Siam: Kenneth's Letter Home: Music and Sengora

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Siam: Kenneth's Letter Home: Music and Sengora


Kenneth wrote a letter to his mother who had sent him a songbook. He owned several musical instruments. He was in Sengora where he expected to stay for a month or so. It was a very disorderly city. The Chinese were astonished at Kenneth's language ability. He held communion in Chinese. He had a very good experience with a Lord Lieutenant to whom Kenneth presented the Christian hope. A missionary in Bangkok had criticized Kenneth's method of using governmental channels for his evangelistic endeavors, but the Lord Lieutenant approved of it and said it made better citizens. 


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1929


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 50, clip 13


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth's Letter Home: Music and Sengora,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed September 24, 2020,