SMITH, Edward H. & SMITH, Grace T.
Ing Hok : the valley of everlasting happiness. 1907.
Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Smith, Ing-Hok, China. [Drop title]. Ing-hok, China : s.n., 1907. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild silverfishing and toning), stitched, pp 31, one full page lithographed illustration; internally very clean, a good example.
American Protestant missionary work at Ing Hok, situated between Foochow (Fuzhou) and Amoy (Xiamen), had been commenced by Rev. Simeon F. Woodin in 1864. Missionaries for the Ing Hok district were selected exclusively by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (Massachusetts).
The present work is a bulletin on the Ing Hok mission’s activities and major local events that occurred during the year 1907, compiled by head missionaries Rev. Edward H. Smith and his wife Grace T. Smith. It includes a reports on the progress of the mission schools, and of the fire which destroyed the Smiths’ residence; a description of the Ing Hok churches; a polemic against opium; a list of gifts received, and a declaration of the mission’s expenditure.
Extremely rare. OCLC locates only one example of each of the four known annual Ing Hok bulletins (1906; 1907; 1913; 1915), all of which have identical title aside from the year. They are all held in the Pitts Theology Library (Atlanta, GA).