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Papers of James Legge

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The collection consists of:
  1. Papers relating to his role as Professor of Chinese, including lectures delivered, notebooks, translations, drafts of a Chinese-English phrase book and dictionary
  2. Papers of Legge and his family, consisting of a copy of a 20th-century journal kept by Hannah Mary Johnston before her marriage to Legge, autobiographical notes by Legge, and miscellaneous Legge family papers.

Dates

  • 1873-1951

Extent

22 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English and Chinese

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 863].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 863-5, d. 1252-65, e. 1377-81

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13074

Biographical / Historical

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.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1983.
Title
Papers of James Legge
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom