South India (Canarese),1831

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Samuel Flavel, Bellary - his life and call to Christian work; requests ordination, assistance and salary increase

John Reid, Madras [Chennai] and Bellary - supplements his report; note on Samuel Flavel, describes conversion and death of Alexander, a teacher; prison-visiting stopped; tract distribution to Brahmins; giving up village schools; printing press; tour with George Walton

Joseph Taylor, Belgaum - responds to LMS directors' admonitions; correspondence re using coolies to draw Hindu procession cars [floats]

Joseph Taylor and William Beynon, Belgaum - answering LMS directors' questions about eligibility of Indian Christians for civil posts

William Campbell, Bangalore - differences between British-born and Indian-born missionaries; the Nilgiri Hills

William Reeve, Bangalore - printing Carnatura-English dictionary; portion of a letter to John Hands; Canarese [Kannada] Scriptures nearly finished

John Hands, at sea and Madras [Chennai]

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Other Finding Aids

Detailed list for South India Incoming Correspondence: Canarese, 1817-1857 (list F3), available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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