South China,1813

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Milne, Cape Town, Mauritius, Malacca [Melaka] Roads and Canton [Guangzhou] - delay en route; possibility of mission in Mauritius and Madagascar; called on governor of Malacca and discussed possibilty of mission there; ordered to leave Canton; copy of New Testament to be sent; Grammar, dialogues and dictionary being prepared by Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison, Canton and Macau - sent specimens of epistles; diary extracts; discusses plans and William Milne's location, Malacca [Melaka]; 6th anniversary of his arrival; has finished New Testament; each of his flock has Book of God; practice of religion of 'Lord of Heaven', imperial reply; translation of a Chinese form of prayer; extract from Chinese almanack for the year 1812

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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.

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