Penang [Pinang],1832

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - a ship's captain says American missionaries ready to replace LMS in Penang, Americans start mission in Siam [Thailand]; stories of work among Malays and soldiers; hopes missionary to Chinese will be replaced when Samuel Dyer leaves; encloses note from late David Collie; letter from Penang friend on need for missionaries there; Engish service; missionary tour of Queddah [Kedah] coast; fever; opportunities of single women missionaries; district committe for Ultra Ganges; news of George Burder's death; extract of letter from Thomas Blossom (Tahiti); enclosed sheet of Malay characters from Penang mission press.

Samuel Dyer, Penang - Returned from Malacca but would move there unless advised against by LMS Directors; progress with metal Chinese type for printing (printed paper and mss on the subject), requests a Christian steel engraver sent out; mission accounts.

joint letter from Thomas Beighton and Samuel Dyer, Penang - agree Board's recommendation for an Ultra Ganges mission committee.

Samuel Kidd (of Malacca) - observations on Samuel Dyer's paper on Chinese metal types

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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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