Photocopy of letter from John Thomas, Nukualofa, Tonga, 12 January 1857, to his brother-in-law in England

Scope and Content

Refers to [Methodist] missionary activity at the Tonga mission. Comments on the effects of a hurricane at Vavau (Dec 1856) and destruction in the area. Refers to trade in coconut oil, and the setting up of mission schools.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr M. Daly in 1987, who owns the original letter

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Methodist Missionary Society

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