Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Richard Knill, St Petersburg - money for Travancore chapel; extract from Robert Yuille's letter; Tsar Alexander [Aleksandr] I dead; school not to be mentioned in LMS annual report, empress [Tsarina] helping; Scottish missionaries leaving

joint letter from John Paterson and Richard Knill, St Petersburg - special contributions for India; request additional missionaries for South India

William Swan, Selenginsk

Edward Stallybrass, Selenginsk - Christian marriage ceremony for 2 Buryats; translations; difficulties; 2 Russian monks arrived; procured plough; son born; journey to Ona; number of lama temples growing; Bible in Buryat nearing completion

Robert Yuille, Kiachta [Kyakhta] - visits; illustrations of Boharian bows; requests Robert Morrison's Chinese lexicon

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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 Russia, 1804-1848.

Archivist's Note