Papers of James Legge
The collection consists of:
- Papers relating to his role as Professor of Chinese, including lectures delivered, notebooks, translations, drafts of a Chinese-English phrase book and dictionary
- 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.
Language of Materials
English and Chinese
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 863].
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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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1983.
- Papers of James Legge
- Emily Tarrant
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