BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINES TO ACCOMPANY PORTRAITS
See also Biographical Index
Group I. — Portraits facing Page 12.
1. John Shaw Burdon. Arrived in China under C.M.S, in 1853. The first C.M.S. man to enter Hangchow, Shaohing, and Peking. Great itinerant, having at times Hudson Taylor, Dr. Nevius, and Griffith John as companions. Translator of Mandarin New Testament, Prayer Book. Consecrated Bishop of Victoria, Hongkong 1874 ; resigned 1897, and resumed station work. Died 1907.
2. Walter Henry Medhurst, D.D. Reached Malacca under L.M.S. 1817. Originally sent out as a printer; ordained 1819. Opened L.M.S. Shanghai Mission in 1843. Died 1857. His great work was revision of the Chinese Bible, translation of Delegates' Version, and dictionary. Made an early tour of Chinese coast, reaching Shantung 1835.
3. William Lockhart, F.R.C.S. Appointed by L.M.S. to Canton 1836. Settled at Macao 1839. Moved temporarily to Shanghai 1840; settled there in 1842. Opened medical work in Peking in 1861. Having only gone to China for temporary service, he retired from China in 1864, and from L.M.S. in 1867. Died 1896, aged eighty -five.
4. Peter Parker, M.D. Born in U.S.A. 1804. Graduate of Yale. Went under American Board to Canton as Medical Missionary 1834. The first Medical Missionary to China — not Dr. Lockhart, as frequently stated. In 1844 joined American Legation, but laboured at hospital till 1855. Helped to negotiate American China Treaty. Died 1888.
5. George Smith, M.A. Association Secretary of C.M.S. 1841. Sailed as Missionary to China 1844; compelled to return home 1846. Consecrated Bishop of Victoria 1849-1864.