South China,1805

Scope and Content

Includes letters by:

William Brown, Edinburgh - prefers India and China as mission stations; his work and health

Robert Morrison, London - studying medicine; hopes he and William Brown may leave for China end 1806 or beginning of 1807; needs for entering China and approaching Chinese; Abbé Chaumont's Lord's Prayer; wants to see Chinese dictionaries

S Hollingsworth - gives Dr McKinnon's opinion of Macao-Canton [Macau-Guangzhou] as mission centres

Alexander Waugh, London

joint letter (? 1806) by Joseph Hardcastle and George Burder asking directors of East India Company to permit Robert Morrison to touch and reside at ports in their jurisdiction

Minutes of Chinese Committee, 27 Nov and 4 Dec

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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