Wednesday, October 22, 2014

White, James

Updated October 23, 2014

James White, newspaper editor, was recorded as a resident of Hong Kong from 1842 to 1844.

Selected Bibliography: Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.

James White (b.1809-d.1883) and Richard Oswald were founders/owners of the newspaper. Unfortunately, I found no records that showed they were Quakers. White was formerly an alderman of London (1837-1839 or 1841), who left Hong Kong for Shanghai in 1844. Oswald was a young merchant active in land speculation in Hong Kong, who died in London at the age of thirty eight, leaving a substantial estate. White co-edited the paper with the Rev. Jehu Lewis Shuck 淑士人(o) (b.1812-d.1863), a Virginia Baptist minister who arrived in Macau in 1836


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