Samuel Pollard

1864-1915. Missionary to China. Born in Cornwall, son of a Methodist minister, he reached China under the Bible Christian* Mission in 1887 and was appointed to the SW region. He soon began the evangelization of the Miao tribe on the Kweichow-Yunnan border and spent twenty years among them. He reduced the language to writing and prepared literature in the script he devised. His educational efforts were greatly resented by those who gained from their workers' illiteracy, and on one occasion at least Pollard was severely beaten. Before he died of typhoid he witnessed a mass movement of the Miao into the Christian Church.