Greek Mission (Zante),1821

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Scope and Content

includes letters by Isaac Lowndes from Zante [Zákinthos] and Corfu:

Death of Mrs Lowndes; recent earthquake; anti-Turkish risings; visit to Corfu; reasons for suggesting move to Corfu; Sir Frederick Hankey helpful new Resident; religious progress hampered by disturbances; preaching to garrison; slow progress with printing Mason on 'Self-Knowledge'[John Mason, Self-Knowledge: A Treatise Showing the Nature and Benefit of that Importance Science and the Way to Attain It]; political confusion and bloodshed; future preaching possibilities poor, urges removal to Corfu; conditions quieter, preaching in government chapel resumed; urges LMS directors to decide on 1. permanent mission at Malta and 2. removal to Corfu (advantages re printing)

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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 Switzerland, 1798-1843.

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