Central China,1849

Scope and Content

includes letters from Shanghai by:-

Joseph Edkins

William Milne - requests boarding school for Chinese boys; half-yearly report; Chinese characteristics; issue of parts of Scriptures; New Testament translation work; Old Testament translated; larger chapel needed

Alexander Wylie

Benjamin Southwell

Walter Medhurst - controversy over term for 'God'; Charles Gutzlaff [Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff]'s version of Scriptures in Chinese; Chinese Christian Union; delay in printing New Testament re indecision over word 'God'; general news, also of other Societies

John Stronach - in Shanghai for Bible translation

Dr William Lockhart - Charles Gutzlaff and Chinese Christian Union

Walter Medhurst and missionary brethren - re Alexander Wylie

William Muirhead

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