South India (Tamil),1826

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Taylor, Madras [Chennai] - discussion with Catholics; Hindustani catechism, opening of Hindustani school; preponderance of English work over vernacular; journal extracts; visit of bishop of Calcutta [Reginald Heber]; preparation of Tamil catechism; annual meeting, generous gifts of Liet-Gen Martyn of Bengal; itinerating in villages; school strike; dispute over church at Tripassore [Tirupattur]

William Fyvie and James Massie, India - proposal to open work in Bombay [Mumbai]

Edmund Crisp, Madras - illness and departure of Hiram Chambers; church establlished at Chittoor; need to learn Sanskrit; private earnings

James Massie, Bombay - needs of Mysore field; seminary press

Edmund Crisp, Madras and William Taylor - schools; requests a missionary to work in English

William Reeve, Madras - replies to charges

Edmund Crisp and others, Madras - copy of transfer of Pursewaukum [Purasawalkam] property to LMS

Edmund Crisp, James Massie and William Taylor, Madras - work among Amoy soldiers

John Smith, Madras - sailing East [subsequently served in Singapore and Malacca]

AF Arbuthnot - partnership changes; new missionaries introduced

Cornelius Traveller - printed subscription list for Pursewaukum church

rules of Tripassore church and first minutes

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