15, TUFTON STREET, WESTMINSTER, S.W. I.
Chapter I. Early Life and Holy Orders
Chapter II. China
Chapter III. The Great Famine
Chapter IV. The Episcopate
Chapter V. Marriage. Life from 1889-1900
Chapter VI. Boxer Troubles. Sorrow. Loss, Bereavement.
Chapter VII. Life from 1901-1913.
Chapter VIII. Twelve Years of Retirement in China. The End.
Appendix I. The Chung-Hua-Sheng-Kung-Hui
Appendix II. Cyril Lytton Farrar
I count it an honour and a privilege to be asked to write a foreword to the biography in which Bishop Montgomery, himself a veteran in the service of the Church overseas, has sketched the life's work of one who was a singularly true and attractive representative of the contribution the Anglican community has to make to the progress of the Kingdom of God upon earth. As I read it through I recognised at once how accurate and illuminating was the portrait given of Charles Perry Scott. There was the Charterhouse boy: how well I remember the first time I saw him making an innings of 42 for Old Carthusians against the school; the son devoted to his home and the family circle; the young curate under one of the best of parish priests, loving his work and popular with everyone in the best sense of the term; the inexperienced missionary growing to love the Chinese, striving to learn the language, indomitable in patience, cheerfully humorous under the most trying difficulties; the responsible bishop, facing with faith and courage seldom equalled, the storms of revolution, and the horrors of war; never despairing even when the wife he loved so dearly was taken from him; building up the Mission afresh with wonderful success, training his workers,--the translator, the architect and the saint combined--and then the bishop in retirement: with a prophetic vision, helping and farseeing to the last. The day has past when men could say there are no bishops' graves overseas. Bishop Scott's grave lies in the China he loved so well. May the motto he found so true call many another to follow in his steps--
"He that sent me is with me."
LEONARD H. SHEFFIELD,
President of the N. China & Shantung Missionary Association.
CHARLES SCOTT was a splendid correspondent. So far as it was possible, he seems to have written home weekly for more than fifty years: to his mother while she lived; and to his sister while he lived; to his brothers and other relatives when he could; besides long occasional letters to friends.
Masses of these letters have been lent to me. And what a "light hand" Charles had; how gay he was, as well as spiritual. He turned from humour to gravity naturally and easily. His love of home was supreme, yet he would not return from the land he had adopted. I hope I have given examples of his charm as well as of his intensity and steady zeal. All possible printed documents have also been placed at my disposal. Last, not least, those who have worked with Charles in China have given invaluable aid. Mrs. Cockin and Miss Mary Scott have also carefully scrutinised these pages and offered many suggestions.