South China,1835

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

printed circular for Christian Union in China in joint names of Elijah Bridgman and John Robert Morrison, Canton [Guangzhou] - protestant mission work in South China and Straits Settlements, names of missionaries working and of those baptized

extract from LMS directors' resolution on death of Robert Morrison

John Robert Morrison, Canton [Guangzhou] and Macau - persecution of Christians; Leangafa [Leang A Fa, Leang A-Fa, Leung A-Fa] gone to Straits Settlements; Chinese language and Bible translation; printed circular re Morrison Educational Society

Elijah Bridgman, Canton - re Robert Morrison; needs of China mission field; arrival of Walter Medhurst; re Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca [Melaka]; East India Company; failure of his health; work of missions in South China; flood in Canton; list of publications at Morrison Albion press; printing and distribution; arrival of American missionaries; news of Charles Gutzlaff; Mrs Morrison [née Eliza Armstrong] and family left for England; Taoist priest interested in the Gospel

Walter Medhurst, Lintin [island in Pearl River estuary] - New Testament revision progress; journey up East coast of China

Charles Gutzlaff [Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff], Macau - distribution of tracts and Scriptures

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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