Central China,1854

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

William Milne, Singapore

Walter Medhurst, Shanghai - half yearly report; state of Shanghai and rebels; baptism of Chinese teacher who helped with translation (Wang-lan-King); journey to interior

Dr William Lockhart, Shanghai

Joseph Edkins, Shanghai - siege of Shanghai by emperor's troops

Alexander Wylie, Shanghai - printing press work; news of Tai Peng rebellion [Taiping rebellion]

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo] - boarding school of 50 girls (and typed copy)

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