South India (Tamil),1848

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Drew (secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras [Chennai] - Tamil students moved from Bangalore to Madras, proposed seminary; urgent need of educational missionary; accounts; minutes; report

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

William Porter, Madras - pastor's fund, Davidson's Street

P L Carstairs, Madras

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - report; no students to send to Bangalore; caste prevails

William Addis, Coimbatore - sending men to seminary in Bangalore; reports; magic lantern; death of Indian teacher from (prevalent) cholera; need to provide for dependents of Indian teachers; list of Indian teachers; horseback tour; Catholicism and caste

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren], Coimbatore - girls school support

John Lechler, Salem - report; 30 baptisms; annual meetings Bible and Tract Societies; savings bank; trade school for boys

Mrs Lechler [née Rosa Anne Woodman], Salem - describes Indian children (at school); LMS's difficulties; refusal to bury European drunkard

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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