North China,1880

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Jonathan Lees, Tientsin [Tianjin] - 2 journeys; general and genuine progress

George Owen, Peking [Beijing] -

Samuel Meech (secretary), Peking - differences among missionaries over method; accounts; resolutions of Peking district committee: probation before baptism, discipline, education of students, division of work; handing over Chanhua to Methodist New Connexion as instructed; country stations discouraging; West City progress slow, first service in new chapel there

Dr John Mackenzie, Tientsin - opening of Tientsin hospital, deficit wiped out by a patient

James Gilmour, Peking - Mongolia contacts;

Alexander King, Tientsin - birth of daughter

Joseph Edkins, Peking - his distinctive views on method; became translator for Customs, translating scientific books and helping Mission as he can; his re-marriage (to Miss Schmidt)

Dr John Dudgeon, Peking - enclosed letter from Peking church; resignation of Joseph Edkins

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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.

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