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A NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY VISIT TO EACH OF THE CONSULAR CITIES OF CHINA,
Smith, Rev. George.

A NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY VISIT TO EACH OF THE CONSULAR CITIES OF CHINA,

and to the Islands of Hong Kong and Chusan, in Behalf of the Church Missionary Society in the Years 1844, 1845, 1846. NY: Harper & Brothers 1857.
xv + 467pp. 12 full page ills., folding map. Some light browning, ex.-libris Robert & Maria Travis, original cloth, fading, remains of brown paper to pastedowns sl. intruding onto edges of cloth. George Smith (18151871), missionary and bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong. ODNB ... Smith was one of the first two Church of England missionaries to the newly opened ports of China. Instructed by the CMS to explore and advise on the society's future operations in China, and to settle and begin his own mission pending confirmed instructions, he embarked for China on 4 June 1844, reaching Hong Kong on 25 September 1844. During the next nineteen months Smith travelled extensively in China, submitting two important reports to the society. But his health forced him to return to England, where he met and wrote to Earl Grey about China, later enjoying some influence with Lord Palmerston. He resumed his former work as a CMS association secretary in early 1847, initially for the second midland district. Early in 1848 he became an association secretary for special services on a national level. In 1847 his book [the above] was published in England ...
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