Russia,1838

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Crombie Brown, St Petersburg - church work

William Ropes, St Petersburg - balance sheet

William Swan, Ona - good school news; manuscript hymn book; Shagdur's evangelistic and literary work; lamas destroying shaman worship; itinerating; his wife [née Hannah Cullen]'s work; enemies at work

Edward Stallybrass, Khodon - birth of 2nd son to Mrs Stallybrass [née Charlotte Ellah]; printing; children's white month festival; built prayer room; Mrs Monds' gift for female education; success turning apathy into opposition, instances; son Edward has done rough translation of Isaiah

joint letter from Edward Stallybrass and William Swan, Khodon - all Old Testament except Isaiah passed censor but they did not have possession of whole manuscript

Robert Youille, Selenginsk - complaints and self-defence

decision to move 25 miles to Ona; extracts from Shagdur's journal; lack of new missionaries; Shagdur his acknowledged assistant; activity among lamas; enclosing correspondence with [contained in CWM/LMS/07/02/07/024]; quotes J Jowett (British and Foreign Bible Society; facts about New Testament in Mongolian; dilemma over Robert Yuille's part therein

reprint of Genesis; a conversion; special edition of Psalms at cost of New York Bible Society; fewer pupils; reasons why Buryats attend church (hardness of heathen hearts)

joint letter of Edward Stallybrass and William Swan, Khodon

Conditions Governing Access

Open

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.

Archivist's Note

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