North China,1888

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

James Gilmour, Tientsin [Tianjin] and Mongolia - proposal to engage laymen in Mongolia mission; need of companion; brief note of expedition

William Hopkyn Rees, Peking [Beijing] and Hsaio Chang[Siaochang/Xiaozhang],Chi Chou - settled at Siaochang with Dr Sewell McFarlane and families; balance sheet; sickness among them; plans winter campaign; dispensary work; hospital opened

Samuel Meech, Peking (secretary) - resolutions; birth of daughter; minutes of joint district committee; plan of new chapel site; arbitration over Tientsin hospital case; death of Joseph Stonehouse's child

Dr Frederick Roberts, Tientsin

Thomas Bryson, Peking - balance sheet; statement of LMS claim based on Dr Mackenzie's papers for use of arbitrators in hospital case

Jonathan Lees, Tientsin - Dr Mackenzie died, presses appointment of Dr Frederick Roberts to take his place in Mongolian Mission; enclosed letter from Mrs King (Dr Leonora Howard); problem over Chinese demand of Tientsin hospital property; 7 documents in arbitration case

Joseph Stonehouse, Peking - new East City chapel opened

Dr Sewell McFarlane, Hsaio Chang [Siaochang/Xiaozhang]

Dr George Smith, Tientsin

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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