North China,1865

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Alexander Williamson, Chefoo [Yantai]

Jonathan Lees, Tientsin [Tianjin] - convert Shan meeting opposition; ; report of journeys to Shang Fang Sam mountain (Buddhist monastery) and Fang San Shien; thanks for Joseph Mullens' visit (deputation)

Robert Thomas, Chefoo - his resignation (and William Muirhead); requests reinstatement, enclosing letters to him from

Dr James Henderson, Shanghai (to Robert Thomas)

William Muirhead, Shanghai

Griffith John, Hankow [Hankou]

Joseph Edkins, Peking [Beijing] - visited people 200 miles South who requested Christian instruction; opening service of new premises (ex-temple to god of fire)

Dr John Dudgeon, Peking - re hospital (LMS obliged to give it up), with report;found temple to be converted into chapel and hospital, enclosed sketch location plan of city centre first English printing in Peking; opening dispensaries

Thomas Wade, British legation, Peking - terminating tenancy of hospital

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