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From a paintingby J. Chinnery, Esq.


Robert Morrison, D.D.

Robert Morrison, D.D., born in Northumberland 1782; reached China via America 1807; settled at Canton; first and only furlough 1824; died in Canton 1834. Compiled first English and Chinese Dictionary, English and Chinese Grammar, and with his colleague Milne, translated the whole Bible. Practically alone all his missionary career. Engaged as Interpreter for East India Company, was thereby self-supporting. Connected with L.M.S. The founder of Protestant Missions in China. Frontispiece.