North China,1887

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

William Hopkyn Rees, Peking [Beijing] - accounts; Heng Shui [Hengshui] and Siao Chiang; horse for Dr Edward Pritchard; birth certificate for daughter Gladys; malaria and dysentery; problem over purchasing land at Hengshui diverts start of work to Hsiao Chang [Siaochang/Xiaozhang]; resolutions on work based there, etc

James Gilmour, Peking - planning next Mongolia expedition, Dr Mackenzie with him; hope for 3 centres; death of his son

Alexander King, Tientsin [Tianjin] - week of prayer; Mrs King (Dr Leonora Howard) wishes a woman doctor to work with her

Joseph Stonehouse, Peking

Samuel Meech, Peking (secretary) - country work at Ku an and Hsieh yung ch'eng; education of converts' sons now being provided; annual district committee meeting report; Dr Edward Pritchard to have class of students from imperial university; enlcosed letter from Dr John Dudgeon;

George Owen, Peking and in the Yellow Sea [Huang Hai] - need for larger chapel

Thomas Bryson, Peking - accounts;

Mary Moreton, Peking

Dr Edward Pritchard, Peking

Mrs Bryson [née Mary Carruthers], Tientsin and Chefoo [Yantai] - difficulties over purchasing Hengshui property; her own work; convalescence at China Inland Mission hospital

Dr John Mackenzie, Tientsin - giving up his medical school for army doctors

Mrs McFarlane [née Mary Armstrong]

Maria Morrison, Tientsin

Dr Sewell McFarlane, Tientsin - details of Henshui attempt, future plans

Jonathan Lees, on board steamship Glenshiel and Tientsin [Tianjin]

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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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