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Elijah Coleman Bridgman
b. April 22, 1801 – d. November 2, 1861 • Missionary • Protestant
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Bridgman, Elijah Coleman
Bridgman, Elijah Coleman (1801–1861)First missionary sent to China by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign MissionsBridgman joined Robert Morrison, a Scot, in the foreign factory district of Canton in 1830, before the land was officially open to foreign residence. Bridgman and Morrison founded