South China,1847

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

James Legge, Lutterworth (England)

John Cleland, Hong Kong - resolutions of seatholders re Union Church; baptism of a Chinese; illustrations of work; murders of British in Canton [Guangzhou]; Presbyterian congregation formed independent of Union Chapel

William Gillespie, Hong Kong - fount of Chinese type supplied to Walter Medhurst

John Stronach - School for Sons of Missionaries, Walthamstow

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Straits of Sunda [Selat Sunda, Indonesia] and Hong Kong - Union Chapel a failure

Dr Henri Hirschberg, Hong Kong

joint letter from Dr Benjamin Hobson and William Gillespie, Hong Kong - anti-foreign feeling; Dr Hobson to go to Canton [Guangzhou]

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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