Malacca [Melaka],1827

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

James Humphreys, Malacca - decides to work among Malays; death of his wife (née Mary Borland); his own condition

Jacob Tomlin, Malacca - voyage, arrival and study of Chinese language

Samuel Kidd, Malacca - work and purpose of Anglo Chinese college, opportunities for preaching; translation; moves out of college to other quarters

David Collie and Samuel Kidd, Malacca - recommend Lieut Frederic Smith as missionary candidate

joint letter of James Humphreys, David Collie and Samuel Kidd, Malacca - opening service for Malacca mission chapel; schoolrooms there for Chinese and Malay boys; leprosy work

Maria Newell [later Gutzlaff], Malacca - arrives and starts girls' schools in English and Malay

David Collie - diverse mission activity

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Malacca, 1814-1859, (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note