Papers of Frederick Howard Taylor

Scope and Content

Papers, [1853], 1907-1940, of Frederick Howard Taylor: research notes on Chinese tribes, [1853], 1907-1940, comprising correspondence, articles, notes, maps, and many photographs of China and its inhabitants; typescripts [after 1905, before 1946] on the life of James Hudson Taylor between 1854 and 1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1862; second son of the founder of the China Inland Mission, James Hudson Taylor; MD, London, 1888; member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1889; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; initiated the Student Foreign Missionary Union; toured the USA and Canada with his father, 1888; served the China Inland Mission in Henan from 1890; peripatetic medical missionary; married M Geraldine Guinness, 1894; travelled frequently with his father; died, 1946. Publications: Pastor Hsi: One of China's Christians (1905); Hudson Taylor in early years: the growth of a soul (1911); Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission: the Growth of a Work of God (1918); The Triumph of John and Betty Stam (1935); Biography of James Hudson Taylor (1965).


The papers are divided between Taylor's notes on tribes (Ref: Boxes 11-12 Files 119-37) and his typescripts (Ref: Boxes 13-16 Files 138-157).

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: A J Broomhall, It is not Death to Die! (1989), vol vii of Hudson Taylor and China's Open Century, p 677; British Library OPAC.


Related Material

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the China Inland Mission (Ref: CIM), including various correspondence of Frederick Howard Taylor.

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