South China,1850

Scope and Content

includes letters from

Canton [Guangzhou] by:-

Dr Benjamin Hobson - medical work in Canton; Bethel opened in Wham Poa [Huangpu city, S Guangdong [Canton] province]; re theological training in Canton; resolution of general committee meeting in Canton; half-yearly report of Canton mission

James Legge - reasons for moving mission from Hong Kong to Canton

John Cleland - decision to resign and return to Britain

LMS, London - reply to letter re resignation of William Gillespie

Hong Kong by:-

joint letters of James Legge and Dr Henri Hirschberg - evangelistic work; difficulties re Chinese Christian Union; reports and accounts

James Legge - report of school and seminary; Chinese Christian Union; term for 'God' in Bible; converts described; salary reductions; printing New Testament at Shanghai; various missionaries

Dr Henri Hirschberg - report; itinerating and medical work among Jews

Mrs Legge [née Mary Isabella Morison] - work among girls in Malacca [Melaka] and girls' education in Hong Kong

William Gillespie - Chinese students being trained as preachers; his resignation

joint letter of James Legge, Dr Benjamin Hobson and William Gillespie - original intention of erection and use of Union Chapel

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for South China, 1807-1872 (list G2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note