includes letters from:
Claudius Thomsen, Malacca - Batavia [Jakarta] Dutch official friendly to missions;
poisonous effect of Oopas [upas] tree [Malay (pohun) deciduous poison (tree), of Javanese origin (Antiaris toxicaria) that yields a latex used as an arrow poison]
John Slater, Malacca - arrival and study of Chinese language
William Milne, Malacca [Melaka] - LMS's property at Malacca; work of missionaries detailed; British ships' officers kind to missionaries; printing and translation; communication to Dutch Government re: grant of land and establishment of LMS in Malacca; enclosed letter from Colonel John Alexander Bannerman, Governor of Penang [Pinang] requesting Walter Medhurst work there.
Walter Medhurst, Malacca - news of Madras missionaries; his engagement and marriage to Mrs Elizabeth Braun; death of Mrs Mead [née Anne Hunt]; work among Fukienese; journey to interior.
Thomas Beighton, Madras [Chennai] (with J Mee) and from Malacca
Mrs Beighton [née Abigail Tobitt], Malacca
Church at Madras - request for Samuel Milton to work among Europeans there
Malabar school started by Claudius Thomsen; death of the Medhurst's child; departure of English governor - Malacca passed to Dutch administration