North China,1861

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

Hugh Cowie, Chefoo [Yantai] - baptisms, and some persecution

Dr William Lockhart, Singapore, at sea, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin [Tianjin] and Peking [Beijing] - need of planned, disciplined work by missionaries, need of Bible distribution; importance of Tientsin as a mission station, house to be bought there; he intends to stay in Peking to get station started; called at Russian legation; Act recognizing Catholics repealed

Joseph Edkins, Tientsin [Tianjin] - place held by French and British troops; death of his wife [née Jane Rowbotham Stobbs]; converts, with illustrations; committee report; protestant missionaries still unable to go to Peking

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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.

Archivist's Note