Central China,1855

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Walter Medhurst, Shanghai - conversions and baptisms; rebels holding city, inhabitants besieged; responds to LMS decision not to send more missionaries in time of anarchy; visit to Foochow [Fuzhou]; escape from shipwreck; printing of Bible completed; treaty with Chinese government; opium trade

William Muirhead, Shanghai - conditions in captured city

Walter Medhurst, junior (Her Britannic Majesty's Consul) Shanghai - asks LMS to urge his father to go to Britain

Joseph Edkins, Shanghai - some country journeys

joint letter by Alexander Williamson and Griffith John, Shanghai

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo] - report of school, describing some students

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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.

Archivist's Note