Demerara 1812

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Wray, Demerary [Demerara] - regrets differences between John Davies and LMS Directors; cannot afford periodical 'Religious Instructor'; John Davies ill; describes his voyage back from England and encounter with a slave ship; inspection of his books by the police

John Wray, Le Resouvenir - tract 'Cushoo' had been sent to the Governor; prospects in Berbice

L H van Gravesande, Demerara - Carmichael replaces Bentinck as Governor; Carmichael's proclamation

Governor Carmichael, George Town replies to missionaries and issues printed instructions for the Burgher-Captains re religion and morality of Negroes

John Davies, George Town - proposals to Governor re chapel, school; sent to mediate in revolt on Overweg's estate; reconciled to LMS; provisions expensive because of war with USA; hopes new missionary will go to Le Resouvenir which gives £300 pa to LMS

Deaths of Dr Vanderkemp and J van der Haas

Progress of chapel to completion

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Demerara, 1807-1894, (list C2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note