Papers of James Legge
Correspondence and book reviews of James Legge, correspondence of his wife, Hannah, and a journal belonging to her mother, 1859-97.
0.16 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7124, fols. 1-2.]
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MSS. Eng. c. 7124; Eng. misc. f. 864
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15191
Correspondence, book reviews and a journal, 1859-1897.
Biographical / Historical
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, 1971.
- Catalogue of papers of James Legge, 1859-97
- Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
- Language of description