Incoming correspondence from missionaries in the Ultra Ganges mission field to the London Missionary Society headquarters. Includes correspondence from Malacca, (1815-1859), Penang, (1805-1869), Singapore, (1817-1884), Amboyna, (1814-1831), Rangoon, (1809-1810), and Batavia [Jakarta], (1813-1841). The letters have been written predominantly by missionaries in the field, but there are also letters from the wives of missionaries; LMS officials including directors, secretaries and deputations; local converts and evangelists, including Leangafa [Leang A Fa, Leang A-Fa, Leung A-Fa] in Malacca and Mehi Ali, a Muslim convert in Singapore; representatives of other missionary societies operating in the field, including letters from the English Presbyterian Church following the sale of LMS mission property in Singapore, and representatives of private concerns including lawyers, local and colonial officials.
Detailed cataloguing of letters has been completed at file level for certain areas and dates. This includes letters for Malacca, 1814-1859, Penang, 1805-1869, Singapore, 1817-1887, Batavia, 1814-1843, Rangoon, 1809-1810, and Amboyna, 1814-1831. Catalogue entries provide the names of correspondents, dates of letters, places and a summary of the subject matter. Letters for the later period have yet to be catalogued.
For details of the correspondence from each region, see separate descriptions (sub-series).