Order with this ReferenceMMS/Special Series/Biographical/China/FBN 29 (fiche 1273)
Ref NoMMS/17/02/09/04
TitleJane Catherine Radcliffe
Date(s) of Creation1867-1872
Level of DescriptionSub-Sub-Series
Extent1 volume
Name of CreatorRadcliffe; Jane Catherine (fl 1866-1921); educational missionary
Administrative & Biographical HistoryJane Catherine Radcliffe, the daughter of the Rev W J Radcliffe, left England on 8 September 1866 for the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society district of Canton in China to assist in the work of 'training natives for teaching'. She worked at the Girls' Training School in Canton East and also ran women's classes and bible classes. In 1873 she returned to England on furlough but was back in China by 1874 and two years later she opened a school in Virtue Street, East Canton for girls and women.

In the summer of 1878 Radcliffe married the Rev James Jackson, a Wesleyan Methodist Missionary. After an illness in 1879 (which had a significant impact on Methodist educational work in Canton [Guangzhou]) she and her husband left the WMMS and joined the American Church Mission and were involved in the founding of Boone University in Wuchang, China.
Held at:SOAS University of London
DescriptionSmall volume containing two accounts of excursions made from Canton [Guangzhou], China, by Radcliffe and her colleagues. The first is a day excursion made upriver [?Pearl River] from Canton [Guangzhou] on 1 February 1867. The second is a longer excursion, between 7 and 24 November 1872, made by boat from Canton [Guangzhou] into rural China.
Access StatusOpen
Conditions Governing AccessOnly to be viewed on microfiche
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Related MaterialA few copies of her letters (or edited extracts) appear in the 'Ladies' Committee for Ameliorating the Condition of Women in Heathen Countries, Female Education, &c. occasional paper'.
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
1814991China
7729894Eastern Asia
1809858Guangzhou
1809935Guangdong
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