Francis Cleveland Johnson papers, 1846 June 11 - 1850 May 5.

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Johnson, Francis Cleveland, 1823-1897. Francis Cleveland Johnson papers, 1846 June 11 - 1850 May 5.

Francis Cleveland Johnson papers, 1846 June 11 - 1850 May 5.

Primarily letters written by Francis Cleveland Johnson from China to his father, William Bullein Johnson in Edgefield, S.C. discussing religious topics, his work as a missionary, his unsuccessful attempts to learn the Chinese language, and his daily expenditures and schedule; includes examples of Chinese characters with English translations. Letter, 27 July 1847, Canton, [China] to his father re: his arrival in Hong Kong after a 136 day journey, mentioning other Baptist missionaries there including William Dean, [Samuel C.] Clopton, and [Issachar Jacob] Roberts, and the plundering of Roberts' house and chapel; Letter, [1847], addressed to his father but written to his family's African American slaves Aunt Maria, Phoebe, and Phillis thanking them for their obedience to his family, reminding Maria that her faithfulness to her worldly masters is the will of God, and imploring Phoebe and Phillis "to improve what days the Mercy of God gives you to repent in, and to seek the salvation of your soul[s]."

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Johnson, Francis Cleveland, 1823-1897.

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Baptist missionary to China; native of Edgefield, S.C.; son of noted Baptist minister William Bullein Johnson (1782-1862). From the description of Francis Cleveland Johnson papers, 1846 June 11 - 1850 May 5. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30815930 ...

Johnson, William Bullein, 1782-1862

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Baptist minister and educator, of South Carolina. From the description of William Bullein Johnson papers, 1848-1922. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30843732 ...