Correspondence, book reviews and a journal, 1859-97.
James Legge (1815-97) was educated at Aberdeen grammar school and King's College, Aberdeen. He extended his studies at the theological college in Highbury, London, and in 1839 he was appointed by the London Missionary Society, to the Chinese mission at Malacca. He was actively involved in missionary work in Malacca, China and Hong Kong from that time, until 1873. He was appointed the first Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford in 1875, and held this position until his death in 1897.
Correspondence and book reviews of James Legge, correspondence of his wife, Hannah, and a journal belonging to her mother, 1859-97.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7124, fols. 1-2].
A description of Legge's papers, including lectures and working notes, can be found in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45112-30.
|Notebook containing intermittent diary entries (perhaps
copied later?) by -- Johnstone, mother-in-law of James Legge,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 864
Extent: i + 49 leaves
Binding: Brown blind-ruled stiffened cloth
|Correspondence of James and
Legge, book reviews written by James Legge, and some printed
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7124
Extent: 144 leaves
Scope and Content: