Central China,1853

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Joseph Edkins, Shanghai

Walter Medhurst, Shanghai - controversy over New Testament translation; completion of Old Testament translation; news of insurrection [Taiping rebellion], they have part of revised Bible, synopsis of 5 of their pamphlets; half-yearly report; Fukien church in Shanghai

William Milne, Shanghai - resolution of translation committee; British gunboat at Nanking [Nanjing] and Chungking [Chongquing]; religious tracts of rebels

William Muirhead, Shanghai - religious ideas of insurgents; journey into interior and to Buddhist monastery; half-yearly report

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo] - school, individual pupils

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