South China,1849

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Hong Kong by:

James Legge - boys school report; District Committee resolutions; proposed theological seminary; Tsin-Shen preached well; 3 converts described; proposes to joint Shanghai colleagues in translation work

Thomas Gilfillan

Battinson Kay - work at Union Chapel; his retirement on health grounds

Dr Benjamin Hobson - suggests dispensary at Tak Heng Kae; baptisms of his son Robert and of Chinese children and converts; opium traffic; American missionaries

Canton [Guangzhou] etc:

Dr Benjamin Hobson - describes house and surroundings; opium traffic;

Thomas Gilfillan

William Gillespie (and on board Palmyra) - Chinese assistant evangelist engaged; Hong Kong and Canton committees should be separated

John Cleland

Access Information


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