Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Richard Knill, St Petersburg - money-raising for LMS in St Petersburg; success at his church; Tract Society activities; rescue work and mission to ships in port; official appointment as mission by Scottish Missionary Society; copy of letter from General B Papof [Popov]; Tsar's encouragement to Christian sultan; charity school opened; church activities; specific contribution for teacher in India

joint letters from John Paterson and Ebenezer Henderson, Novgorod and Tiflis [Tbilisi] - Pauls speech at Athens (Acts 17:22-31) as tract; preparing type fonts in Calmuc [Kalmyk] and Mongolian ready for New Testament; their itinerary to Persia [Iran] and return; visit to Sarepta, Rahmn's work, colleague needed

Cornelius Rahmn, Sarepta - Moravian succeses among Coshote Horde; describes first Christian funeral there; geographical positions of Coshote [Khoshut], Torgut [Torghut] and Dorbet [Dörbet] Hordes; working on Calmuck [Kalmyk] grammar; starting to study Tibetan language; priests discussing gospels; some Dorbet friends; children deserted his school

Robert Yuille, Selenginsk - building house

William Swan, Selenginsk - growing interest of lamas; Mongolian and Manchurian lexicons [dictionaries] from Peking [Beijing]

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list (List B1) is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library, which covers Incoming Correspondence for Russia, 1804-1848.

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