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Robert MORRISON [1782-1834]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Morrison
Given: 
Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1782-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Buller’s Green, Morpeth, Northumberland
Death
Date: 
c.1834-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

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.


ROBERT MORRISON - THE SCHOLAR AND THE MAN

Birthplace (country): 

Tai Ping Shan Panorama

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

View looking East towards Central Mid-Levels from just above the Tung Wah Hospital Site. The labeled buildings are: 

 

A Unknown Building on Bridges Street just to the west of Ladder Street

B Dinder

C Original No 8 Police Station. Just below it is the  Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall

D  London Missionary Society Chapel and Nethersole Dispensary 1881-1895 – chapel  c1862

F ? North of Rozario Street - lot owned by Procurator For the Dominican Missions on IL 421

London Missionary Society Chapel and Nethersole Dispensary [c.1862-c.1895]

Date Place completed: 
c.1862-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1895-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

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). 

James LEGGE [1815-1897]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Legge
Given: 
James
Birth
Date: 
c.1815-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1897-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

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.

Birthplace (country): 

Hospital Road 1870s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1875

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.

London Mission Chapter House [????- ]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1890-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

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. 

Hop Yat Church [1926- ]

Date Place completed: 
1926-10-01
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