Central China,1859

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

William Muirhead, Shanghai - statistics of Shanghai mission; bombardment of Taku [Tang-gu] forts; chapel rebuilt; conditions at mission

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Shanghai

Alexander Wylie, Shanghai - journey up Yangtze with Lord Elgin's squadron; the rebels and Christianity; riots

William Muirhead, Shanghai

Griffith John, Shanghai - a missionary tour; response to the Gospel; various forms of worship by other faiths; journey journal; fighting hinders journey; damage done; violent manifestos against Christianity

Mrs John [née Margaret Jane Griffiths] - Griffith John's visit to city during riots, damage; letter from, Chinese re converts

Joseph Edkins, off Java Head [Jawa] and from Shanghai - his work illustrated

Hugh Cowie, Straits of Sunda [Selat Sunda, Indonesia] and from Shanghai - hopes to start boys school

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo] - her work; applicants for baptism; thanks for grant

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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.

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