South India (Tamil),1855

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Nimmo, Madras - report

George Hall, Madras - conversion of Cotelingum; police protection in riot; Muslim enquirer shipped to Singapore; his wife [née Elizabeth Stewart] has smallpox; anxious to protect converts

Frederick Baylis, Madras [Chennai] and Neyoor [Neyyoor] - preparing Tamil tracts; Governor of Madras [Sir Henry Pottinger]'s gift for school; preparing students for government service; takes charge of Neyoor press

William Porter, Madras - minutes of District Committee

Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar], Madras - printed girls school report

joint letter of William Porter and George Hall

William Drew, Madras -

William Addis, Coimbatore - reports High Church influence among Europeans and promotion of Catholic diocese whose cathedral will overshadow the mission; change in government grant-in-aid for school, which he finds unobjectionable; printing press established, Tamil catechism printed

Charles Addis, Coimbatore

Sarah June Addis, Coimbatore

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren] - support of girl

John Lechler, at sea and from Salem - report

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note