South India (Tamil),1856

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Drew, Madras [Chennai] - District Committee minutes; corrects wrong views about Pariahs

Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar], Madras - girls school report

John Nimmo, Tripassore [Tirupattur] - report; conflict of opinion in District Committee about his sphere of work

George Hall, Madras - favours Edward Evans' appointment as colleague; attack on converts' house, police protection needed; death of William Drew from cholera; needs of educational and pastoral work; birth of daughter, death of his wife [née Elizabeth Stewart]; need for a senior missionary; translation of Telugu Bible; District Minutes; Theodor Kübler's transfer; on-off relationship between Davidsons Street church and Baptist congregation

joint letter from George Hall and James Duthie, Madras - enlargement of school with special gifts

James Duthie, Madras

Richard Johnston, Nundial - 192 baptisms; missionary initially regarded with suspicion; fever

printed circular from the District Committee, Madras - proposal of scholarship in memory of William Drew

J Broomhall, Madras

Edward Evans, Madras

joint letter of William Porter and George Hall

Theodor Kübler, Madras

William Addis, Coimbatore - report; queries some Indian ordinations; concern about Lutheran missionary Schwarz

Timothy (evangelist), Coimbatore

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren]

John Lechler and Theodor Kübler, Salem - report

John Lechler, Salem - outline of industrial school and difficulties; Theodor Kübler's marriage to Miss Ridley; John Lechler and instructor Rahm attacked and robbed; Kübler transferred to Madras; difficulties over government supporting temple worship

J R Gordon (acting joint magistrate), Salem - on the above attack

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note