South China,1857

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Hong Kong - destructive fire at Canton [Guangzhou], reports of hospital premises etc being destroyed untrue; he is moving to Shanghai

joint letters by James Legge and John Chalmers, Hong Kong - war and position of missionaries; some conversions; a baptism; Chinese types for printing

James Legge, Hong Kong - temporary suspension of some work; description of the Great Poisoning Incident of 1857, where a local baker poisoned bread; evangelist Ho a Lo gone to Australia; position in Canton; comments on Sepoy rebellion in India

Dr Wong Foon, Hong Kong - dispensary opened, report of work

John Chalmers, Hong Kong - death of his child

Conditions Governing Access


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