Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
Murdoch Mackenzie signature on 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches card. Front: "Murdoch MacKenzie ; Chang the Ho ; North Honan ; China" VERSO: "CNOCMEWS BELMONT Ontario". Very good condition.
Rev. Murdoch Mackenzie was Presbyterian/ United Church missionary to China.
He was born in Scotland and studied for the ministry at McGill University and Presbyterian
College, Montreal. In 1889, he went as a missionary to Honan, China for 47 years, and worked there almost continuously until 1936. He acted as a leader in the National Council of China and the movement for a union of churches in China. In 1889 the Presbyterian Church had sent Mackenzie and his first wife as part of the second missionary contingent to North Honan. Known for his sensitivity to Chinese culture and religions, he became a strong advocate of an indigenous self-supporting Chinese church and in 1913 published Twenty-Five Years in Honan, a thoughtful book-length description of the missionary encounter with the native population. He was elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada while on furlough in 1913.
His second wife was Stella T. Fleming (1891-1976). Stella first met her future husband, Murdoch Mackenzie, during the trip in 1919-20 to Reba in China, but it would take another seven years and extensive travel in South America and Europe, before she accepted his proposal. The two were married in October 1927 in a simple ceremony at “Donlands"
Very Good. Item #8568