South China,1843

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr William Lockhart, Hong Kong and Chusan [Zhoushan] - new hospital at Hong Kong; work at Tinghae [Dinghai]; Dr Benjamin Hobson moved to Hong Kong; future work and allocation of missionaries

William Charles Milne, Ningpo [Ningbo]

Vincent Stanton, London

George Lay, Macau (to Horatio Hardy, the Jerusalem, London) - towards founding a Philanthropic Medical Society

James Legge, Hong Kong

China Missionaries, Macau - semi-annual report

Printed government notification (Sir Henry Pottinger/Charles Stewart) of death of John Robert Morrison, forwarded by William Milne, Macau and Victoria (Hong Kong) - refuses job as government interpreter

joint letter from Walter Medhurst and William Milne, Manilla [Manila, Philippines]

Walter Medhurst, Hong Kong - compiled dictionary; library lost in disastrous flood at Tinghae [Dinghai]

Hong Kong - printed minutes of missionaries of different societies re revision of Scriptures in Chinese

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Hong Kong - ground plan of mission premises, Hong Kong; difficulty of housing new missionaries; nothing done to stop opium traffic; formal opening of hospital

Elijah Bridgman, Macau (printed), with letter from Benjamin Hobson

Missionaries at Hong Kong (2 documents) - letter to governor re grant of land for Anglo-Chinese College building; reply with proposals and objections

Samuel Dyer (secretary), Hong Kong - District committee minutes and resolutions

Sir Henry Pottinger (governor, Hong Kong)

Samuel Dyer and other missionaries, Hong Kong - joy at news of peace treaty, disappointment at governor's letter

joint letters of Alexander and John Stronach, Hong Kong - Chinese Scriptures need revision

James Legge and Dr Benjamin Hobson, Hong Kong - death of Samuel Dyer

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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