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Collection Level Description: Papers of James Legge

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 863-5, d. 1252-65, e. 1377-81
Title: Papers of James Legge
Dates of Creation: 1873-1951
Extent: 22 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Chinese

Administrative/Biographical History

James Legge (1815-97) was a missionary and sinologist. He was the first Professor of Chinese at Oxford University, 1876-97. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1983.

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Access Points

Chinese language | Dictionaries | English

Chinese literature | Translations into English

Legge | James | 1815-1897 | Missionary and Sinologist

University of Oxford

China | History

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