North China,1869

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Jonathan Lees, Tientsin [Tianjin] - District Committee minutes; James Williamson's death at hands of robbers; persecution of Christians in Shantung [Shandong]; 1868 circular on new Tientsin hospital and ms of March 1869 circular

Joseph Edkins, Peking [Beijing] - report on Chinese church; antagonism between British government policy and missionaries; Memorial to Sir (John) Rutherford Alcock

Dr John Dudgeon, Peking - medicines order includes some for American (ABCFM) missionaries; reports sent in diplomatic bag; endorses Edkins' view on official policy, particularly that chinese hostility is to foreign officials, not missionaries

James Williamson, Tientsin

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for North China, 1860-1898 (list G4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note