Dr Robert Morrison was a Protestant missionary, who first visited China in 1807. The following outline of Dr Morrison's life was given as a speech by L T Ride at Hong Kong University's Loke Yew Hall on 4th September, 1957.
The original site of the Nethersole Dispensary is located inside Blake Garden, near the exit to Upper Station Street. It occupied the ground floor of the Taipingshan Chapel of the London Missionary Society at 2 Station Street (now Po Yee Street). <Read more ...>
James Legge graduated from Aberdeen University in 1836 and joined the London Missionary Society two years after. He was sent to Malacca in 1840 where he assumed the post of principal of the Anglo-Chinese college founded by Robert Morrison. When the school moved to Hong Kong in1843, Legge remained as Principal. He was a great Sinologue and was famous for his translation and annotation of the Chinese classics. He was a prominent resident of Hong Kong as he was an all round man: Scholar, missionary, minister, chaplain and Educationist.<Read more ...>
This later picture is taken from almost exactly the same place. Date is a guess, but I have other photos dates 1870s/1880 is these tones Also Burnside, (or Excelsior) seems to be missing, there is a lower building in its place (I think this low building is actually Burnside and the larger two storied building seen in the later photo is Excelsior). Hospital and Bonham Road look rougher with lower quality retaining walls. <Read more ...>
Building prior to Nethersole Hospital. Unsure of what it was used for but it is in a similar sytle to other chapter/mission houses I have seen. It is where the day to dat work of the Mission was carried out. <Read more ...>