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Collection Level Description: Autobiographical Notes of James Legge, and of his Wife, Hannah Mary Legge

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 812, d. 996, d. 1230
Title: Autobiographical Notes of James Legge, and of his Wife, Hannah Mary Legge
Dates of Creation: late 19th-early 20th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: James Legge

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

James Legge (1815-97) was the first professor of Chinese at Oxford, 1876-97; he was also a missionary and sinologist. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Autobiographical notes of James Legge, Professor of Chinese at Oxford University, comprising:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Professor M.D. Legge in 1977.

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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

See also related deposits of James Legge's papers MSS. Eng. misc. c. 863-5, d. 1252-65, e. 1377-81; and MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 528; Eng. misc. e. 556.

Access Points

Legge | Hannah Mary | fl 1859-1860 | second wife of Professor James Legge

Legge | James | 1815-1897 | missionary and sinologist

China | Description and travel

Guangzhou (China) | Description and travel

Hong Kong (China) | Description and travel

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