Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs

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Title

Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs

Description

Kenneth tells the story of two nice rugs he bought in Damascus. On his way to New York he passed through Marseilles (France) and was required by customs to pay $100. Eventually an American shipping company representative offered to ship them to New York. Kenneth reunited with his family in the US and nine months went by without the rugs coming. When they finally arrived, they stank. Kenneth discovered that the rugs arrived in New York and the mission board shipped them to Siam, thinking the Landons were still there, but they were shipped back to the US.

Creator

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)

Date

January 1, 1931

Rights

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Format

.mp3

Identifier

LC61-03

Provenance

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

Interviewee

Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)

Duration

6:19

Sound File Location

Box 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" CDs 51-75

Clip Location

Hour 61, clip 3

Sub-Collection

Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical

Citation

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam Furlough: Kenneth on the Affair of His Two Damascene Rugs,” Wheaton College Digital Exhibits, accessed May 19, 2019, https://omeka.wheaton.edu/items/show/563.