Central China,1851

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

William Milne, Shanghai - opening of new chapel;

Walter Medhurst, Shanghai - discovers of Jews in Khae-fung-foo; term for 'God'; his daughter (Mrs Sail)

John Stronach, Shanghai - conversions and baptisms of Fukien Chinese at Shanghai

joint letters by Walter Medhurst, John Stronach and William Milne, Shanghai - defend style adopted in new version of Chinese New Testament and that proposed for Old Testament; answer LMS directors re translation of Old Testament; objections of bishop of Victoria (Hong Kong) re name for 'God'; copy of letter on this to British & Foreign Bible Society

William Muirhead, Shanghai - half-yearly report

Joseph Edkins, Shanghai

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo]

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Central China, 1843-1866 (list G5), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note