Savary, F. (fl. 1755), French missionary priest in Tonkin

  • Savary, F., fl.1755.
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


'Journal du voyage de France en Chine. Macao, le 2 janvier 1755 ... fin. Décrit à Caen ce premier de mai 1758'. An autobiographical narrative by Savary of his voyage from France to Tonkin via Mauritius and Macao, 1754-55, and of his missionary work in Tonkin [now Vietnam]. His narrative includes a description of the hospital in Mauritius (pp. 38-44), and references to health conditions on board ship.



Physical description

1 volume 159 x 104 mm., 168 pp. Quarter-cloth binding.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Stevens' 14 Oct. 1930, lot 349

Biographical note

The author gives his name on p. 157 as 'M F Savary prêtre missionnaire apostolique'; he was active in Tonkin, now Vietnam.

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).


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Accession number

  • 56426