Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Edward Stallybrass, Moscow, Cazan [Kazan], Ekatereinburg [Yekaterinburg] and Irkutsk - describes journey to Moscow and interview with Tsar, Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tobolsk, Tomsk and Irkutsk; copy of letter to Thomas Robinson in Moscow; description of Kazan; describes peasants; finds learning Mongolian difficult but has translated 11 chapters of Genesis; Chinese testaments and tracts received from Malacca [Melaka] per Captain Peter Gordon but distribution difficult; plan to build house at Selenginsk

joint letter from Edward Stallybrass and Cornelius Rahmn, Irkutsk - births and a death; circumstances point to making station East of lake Baikal; reasons for choice of Selenginsk

Peter Gordon, Ochotsk [Okhotsk] - his visit to William Milne in Malacca; voyage to Japan distributing Milne's Chinese testaments on the way; pleads for boat and for itinerant missionaries

John Paterson, St Petersburg and Stockholm - repeats request for a minister, possibly LMS missionary; Swan studying Mongolian; Mongolian tracts and gospels printed; work of two Buriat [Buryat] Saisangs

William Swan, St Petersburg - enclosed certificate, in Latin, of his ordination at Greenwich; his acquaintance with Robert Yuille

translation of lettter from Moravian missonaries to Calmucks, the Horde - mentions influence of two Burial Saisangs

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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.

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