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James Gilmour of Mongolia His diaries, letters, and reports   By: (1843-1891)

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Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note. Some illustrations have been slightly relocated for better flow. In some of the Chinese or Mongolian names, the character 'u' with a breve appears frequently. This appears in the text as [)u].

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JAMES GILMOUR OF MONGOLIA

HIS DIARIES LETTERS AND REPORTS

EDITED AND ARRANGED BY RICHARD LOVETT, M.A. AUTHOR OF 'NORWEGIAN PICTURES' ETC

WITH A PORTRAIT, TWO MAPS AND FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS

THIRD AND CHEAPER EDITION

LONDON THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY 56 Paternoster Row, 65 St Paul's Churchyard 1895

O Christ, in Thee my soul hath found, And found in Thee alone, The peace, the joy I sought so long, The bliss till now unknown.

I sighed for rest and happiness, I yearned for them, not Thee; But while I passed my Saviour by, His love laid hold on me.

Now none but Christ can satisfy, None other name for me; There's love, and life, and lasting joy, Lord Jesus, found in Thee.

PREFACE

This book in its more expensive forms has been before the public for nearly two years. It has been very widely read, and it has received extraordinary attention from many sections of the press. The author has received from all parts of the world most striking testimonies as to the way in which this record of James Gilmour's heroic self sacrifice for the Lord Jesus and on behalf of his beloved Mongols for the Master's sake has touched the hearts of Christian workers. It has deepened their faith, strengthened their zeal, nerved them for whole hearted consecration to the same Master, and cheered many a solitary and lonely heart.

Many requests have been received for an edition at a price which will place the book within the reach of Sunday School teachers, of those Christian workers who have but little to spend upon books, and of the elder scholars in our schools. The Committee of the Religious Tract Society have gladly met this request at the earliest possible moment.

In this new form their hope and prayer is that James Gilmour, being dead, may yet speak to many hearts, arousing them to diligent, and faithful, and self denying service for Jesus Christ.

The book, in this its newest form, is identical in all respects with the first and second editions, except that only one portrait is given and the appendices are left out.

CONTENTS

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I. EARLY YEARS AND EDUCATION 15

II. BEGINNING WORK 46

III. MONGOLIAN APPRENTICESHIP 55

IV. THE FIRST CAMPAIGN IN MONGOLIA 88

V. MARRIAGE 98

VI. 'IN JOURNEYINGS OFTEN, IN PERILS OF RIVERS' 105

VII. THE VISIT TO ENGLAND IN 1882 134

VIII. SUNSHINE AND SHADOW 154

IX. A CHANGE OF FIELD 176

X. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AS ILLUSTRATED BY LETTERS TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS 228

XI. CLOSING LABOURS 256

XII. THE LAST DAYS 298

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PORTRAIT OF JAMES GILMOUR FROM A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT TIENTSIN ON APRIL 1891 Frontispiece

A MONGOL ENCAMPMENT 109

A MONGOL CAMEL CART 139

A CHINESE MULE LITTER 156

JAMES GILMOUR EQUIPPED FOR HIS WALKING EXPEDITION IN MONGOLIA IN FEBRUARY 1884 159

JAMES GILMOUR'S TENT 245

MAPS

1. MAP ILLUSTRATING JAMES GILMOUR'S JOURNEYS ON THE GREAT PLAIN OF MONGOLIA 54

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