North China,1877

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Joseph Edkins, Peking [Beijing] and Shanghai - death of his wife [née Janet Wood White]; plea for teacher to continue her school

James Gilmour, Peking - Mongolia tour, notes re AMCFM American missionaries and how Mongols read gospel; his tracts

Samuel Meech, Peking - accounts; district committee minutes; first Chinese pastor elected and ordained (Ying Shao ku, a

Manchu); birth of Gilmours' son; purchase of land in West City, 2 houses built

Jonathan Lees, Tientsin - 1876 annual report; book extract and printed list showing LMS' position; description of journey to villages South of Tientsin; death of Mrs Barradale [née Emma Sadler]; support urged for Famine Relief Appeal

George Owen, Peking - work in villages SW of Pekingy of the iron tablet that brought rain

John Barradale, Tientsin - period in sole charge; progress of pastors Hsiang Kai Ming and Chang tau leu; plan of house

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for North China, 1860-1898 (list G4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note