Person NameMaxwell; James Laidlaw Sr. (1836-1921); Papers of Dr. James Laidlaw Maxwell and his son Dr. James Preston Maxwell; Medical missionary
ForenamesJames Laidlaw Sr.
EpithetMedical missionary
ActivityMaxwell studied medicine and took his degree in Scotland He the worked in London at Brompton Hospital and in Birmingham at Bimingham General Hospital. He was Elder in the Broad Street Presbyterian Church and became the pioneer medical missionary for the English Presbyterian Missionary Society, working in China and on the Island of Formosa. He retired in London where he formed and became the first secretary of the Medical Missionary Association. He married Mary Anne Goodall [d Jan, 1918] of Handsworth on 7th April, 1868 in Hong Kong. They had two sons, James Preston Maxwell and James Laidlaw Jr., both of whom also became medical missionaries.
RelationshipsFather of James Preston Maxwell and James Laidlaw Maxwell Jr.; husband of Mary Maxwell.


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