La Trobe, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/43/1-14;D Letters (14) to William Penny, 20 April 1853 to 27 September 1856 [Regarding the Moravian mission] 15 leaves, holograph
  • MS 116/43/15;D Letter to A White, 22 September 1856 [Regarding William Penny and the Moravian missionary] holograph
  • MS 116/43/16;D Extracts from the letter of instruction addressed by the Mission of the Moravian Brethren in Saxony to the Missionary accompanying the expedition of Captain Penny with separate post script, 2 leaves, handwritten copies

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to Moravian missionaries, the Arctic explorer William Penny had sought to carry a missionary from Greenland to Cumberland Sound but had been unable to land in Greenland, later introducing a Moravian missionary during a voyage to Cumberland Sound in 1857.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Penny