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Robert Morrison (1782–1834) by John R. Wildman, in or before 1824 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. K. Douglas

revised by Robert Bickers

Morrison, Robert (1782–1834), missionary and Chinese scholar, youngest son among the eight children of James Morrison, manufacturer of lasts and boot-trees, and Hannah, née Nicholson (d. 1802), was born on 5 January 1782 at Buller's Green, Morpeth, in Northumberland. In 1785 his parents moved to ...