Samuel Robbins Brown (16 June 1810-20 June 1880) was an American missionary to China and Japan with the Dutch Reformed Church.
Brown was born in Connecticut, graduated from Yale in 1832, studied theology in Columbia, South Carolina, and taught for four years (1834–38) in the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
In 1838 he went to Guangzhou and opened, for the Morrison Education Society, the first Protestant School in the Chinese Empire—a school in which were taught Yung Wing and other pupils who afterward came to the United States. The several annual reports on this school were published in The Chinese Repository for 1840 to 1846, to which he contributed some of his papers on Chinese subjects.
After nine years' service,… Go to person page >