South India (Tamil),1851

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar], Madras [Chennai] - girls school report; printed reports for 1850 and 1851; some girls

Frederick Baylis, Madras - studying Tamil language; boys school started at Black Town [later George Town]; school for caste girls opened by Mrs Baylis [née Eliza Ann White] at Vepery.

William Drew (secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras - minutes etc; abandoment of Combaconum [Kumbakonam] as a mission station, compensation for workers dismissed, copies of letters from John Nimmo and others

joint printed appeal for Black Town school by William Drew, William Porter and Frederick Baylis

William Porter, Madras - Charles Mead's marriage to an Indian

William Addis, Coimbatore and Coonoor - Caste and Catholics; enclosed report by Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren] on girls school

Charles Addis, Coimbatore - translation work; visit by bishop of Madras [Thomas Dealtry]; controversy over Catholic objection to Tamil translations of Scripture

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren] - needs of girls school; regrets discontinued support for one girl

Mrs Lechler [née Rosa Anne Woodman], Salem - enclosed reports; Bible and Tract Depository; teachers

John Lechler, Salem - industry school starts, 5 boys baptised; his refusal to baptise one child; Indian teachers

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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