Penang [Pinang],1841

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Alexander Stronach, Penang - describes Chinese schools, Reginald Grylls' work as schoolmaster and decision to return to England; journal extracts, work among Chinese and Tamils; death and burial of a Christian Malay; conversion of army officer J Dodds

Thomas Beighton, Penang - his Malay translation of [Bunyan's] Pilgrim's Progress to be printed; his view on Alexander Stronach's and Samuel Dyer's postings; Muslim beliefs and practice; severe cholera; no desire for furlough after 22 years service.

G F Gottlieb - in defence of Samuel Dyer

Mrs Beighton [née Abigail Tobitt] - acknowledges gift boxes; school news.

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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.

Archivist's Note