South India (Tamil),1833

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Smith, Madras - cholera and famine; enclosed memorandum re public institutions and charities at Madras [Chennai]; his marriage to Miss [Charlotte] Bifield [Variously noted as Binfield and Byfield]

William Drew - first impressions of religion in Madras; appeal for India to English Christians

William Taylor, Madras - translated extracts from funeral discourse for Peter Zechariah, deacon; drought

J A Regel, Madras - describes how he came to work for LMS after leaving CMS; list of books required for study

Arbuthnot & Co, Madras

William Reeve, Madras

William Drew, Madras - his marriage to Anna Sheridan

John Bilderbeck, Chittoor

Edmund Crisp, Combaconam [Kumbakonam] - assumes responsibilities of Secretary of District Committee; requests furlough after 14 years service; enclosed letters from James Dawson, Major Brett and Revd Mr Lacey re conversion of Poorashutum

William Addis, Coimbatore - regarding Reader's journal

George Walton, Salem - his ordination at Bangalore

differences arising from disagreements betwen John Bilderbeck and William Taylor

Conditions Governing Access


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