North India (Bengal),1835

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

George Gogerly (secretary), Calcutta [Kolkata] - district committee accounts; minutes; Union Chapel; requests return to England (medical opinion enclosed) resolutions; hands over secretary- and treasurer-ship to Alexander Lacroix

Thomas Boaz, Calcutta - reluctantly accepts pastorate of Union Chapel, Calcutta; great demand for tracts

Alphonse Lacroix, Calcutta - fears the 'religio-political' differences between dissenters and established Church of England spoil relationships in India; supports acceptance by LMS of Carl Rhenius and German colleagues from Church Missionary Society; criticizes report in 'Friend of India'of Rev Alexander Duff's speech in Church of Scotland Assembly wishing to 'do away with the native languages' of auxiliary report;

James Paterson, Berhampore [Baharampur] - itinerating; requests grant for schools; supports Micaiah Hill in preaching in English

Micaiah Hill, Berhampore - attack on him in the Christian Intelligencer; right of missionaries to preach to Europeans in India

George Mundy, Chinsurah - bazaar preaching; tract distribution; school work; commmends Alphonse Lacroix and Thomas Boaz; plea for books for local library

John Campbell, Kidderpore - school; need for itinerant Indian preachers; printed prospectus of Christian Institution

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1800-1838 (list F1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note