Penang [Pinang],1825

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - British soldiers attending services at mission chapel; epitaph in chapel to late Mr Macalister; commends W S Cracroft to missionaries in Malacca; political situation; death of John Ince, need of a replacement, missionaries in Penang need to know Chinese language, openings for increased work among Chinese; weekly preaching in English for British residents; fear of Siamese [Thai] attack; John Ince's orphan child Matilda Mary Ann; services in Malay language and school work; interview with deposed king of Queda [Kedah], visit to mission by his queen, son and retinue; copy of deed of gift of land adjoining chapel by John Anderson; sketches of Quedah [Kedah] school; death of David Brown, Prince of Wales Island Gazette containing summons by Frederick Halliburton of a public meeting to commemorate him; Beighton's own poor health, takes voyage to Singapore; returns; evening service attendance good; comments re Samuel Milton and the criticisms voiced by Halliburton.

David Brown, Penang - late John Ince's letters, papers etc

Frederick Halliburton [Sheriff of Prince Edward's Island], Penang - presses the Directors to reinforce with missionaries 'having the appearance and manner of a gentleman'; Anglican chaplain R S Hutchings's warm interest in the mission.

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Penang, 1805-1869 (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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