South China,1860

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

joint letter from John Chalmers and Frederick Turner, Canton [Guangzhou] - general news of mission, Church and services in hospital

Frederick Turner, Canton [Guangzhou] - mission news encouraging but only 100 converts; bought land near Hong Kong hospital; Sophia Harmer [later Mrs Turner] travelling; re a statement made about his preaching at Exeter Hall; accusation against Dr Wong Foon

John Chalmers, Canton and Hong Kong - encouraging mission news; possible opening of chapel at Fat Shan [Foshan]; visit to rebels; difficulties in Canton church, reorganisation thereof; his journey in the Pok-lo [Boluo] district

Dr Wong Foon, Canton [Guangzhou] and Hong Kong - report of his work; states his case, says he must resign post

Canton mission; requests grant for new hospital site

Notes of evidence against Chinese Christians in Canton

James Legge, Hong Kong - report; general news; baptisms; good news of Pok-lo; prison work; forwards Joseph Edkins' description of visit to rebels; controversy re term for 'God' and 'Spirit'

statistics of baptisms at Hong Kong, Canton and Amoy [Xiamen]

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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.

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