South China,1852

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Canton [Guangzhou] - new premises for work; opposition by rich Chinese; his book on physiology [Quan ti xin lun, 1851]; Chinese evangelists and their work; Leang a fah [Leangafa, Leang A Fa, Leang A-Fa, Leung A-Fa]; death of Mrs Legge [née Mary Isabella Morison]

Leang A Fat [Leangafa, Leang A Fa, Leang A-Fa, Leung A-Fa]

Dr Henri Hirschberg, Hong Kong - Bazaar Chapel etc destroyed by fire; printing press; requests vaccine

Richard Cole, Hong Kong

James Legge, Hong Kong - Mrs Gutzlaff and the Chinese Christian Union; term for word 'God'; his publication 'The notions of the Chinese concerning God and spirits'[Hong Kong, 1852]; boys school and theological seminary; Chinese baptisms in Union Chapel; building new hospital;

John Chalmers, Hong Kong - District Committee meetings

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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.

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