Central China,1857

Scope and Content

includes letters from:-

William Muirhead, Shanghai - war with British in Canton, quiet in Shanghai; state of Christian Church; mistake to defer baptism; news of Walter Medhurst's death; half-yearly report

joint letter by Alexander Williamson and Joseph Edkins, Shanghai - half-yearly report

Dr Benjamin Hobson, Shanghai

Alexander Wylie, Shanghai - printing press work; journey into interior

Dr Dr William Lockhart, Shanghai

Joseph Edkins, Sung Kiang [Songjiang] - journeys to Hang-chow [Hangzhou] House from Sung Kiang, to Soochow [Suzhou]

Alexander Williamson, Shanghai - ordered by British consul to leave house in Sung Kiang [Songjiang]

Griffith John, Shanghai

Translation of souvenir presented to Dr Dr William Lockhart on leaving

Mary Ann Aldersey, Ningpo [Ningbo] - report of school and other Christian activities; union of American Presbyterian school with hers

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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