Central China,1845

Scope and Content

includes letters from Shanghai by:-

Dr William Lockhart - trying to establish vaccination; preaching etc; encloses edict from Chinese viceroy re toleration; opportunities of medical work; description of country; appeal for union chapel, list of subscribers; hope to build dispensary

Walter Medhurst - work done and books printed; journey into inland China; buying land for houses and hospital; plan to build Chinese chapel

William Fairbrother - death of his wife [née Barker];

jointly from Walter Medhurst and Dr William Lockhart - request new printing press and printer

jointly from Walter Medhurst, Dr William Lockhart and William Fairbrother

Access Information


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