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Book bound with wooden boards and a leather spine containing poems writen to commemorate the pastor 'Mr Wei' and presumably given to his widow, Mrs Wilson, on her departure from China. After the first few pages, which contain hand painted portraits of the artist, the printer, Ling Kwei and Shun Tsi Sin, the 'local evangelist', each opening has on the right side a portrait, with the name of the subject and a poem written by him or her, and on the left hand side a translation of the poem into English. On the last page is a portrait of the Reverend Robert Wilson, presumably the deceased. A letter written by Thomas Bryson is between the pages.It contains a translation of one of the poems and is addressed to Mrs Seth Smith in Bedford on July 10th 1910. It indicates that the translated poem was written by Mr Yang of Hanyang, near Hankow, in Hupeh.

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