Demerara 1809

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Wray, Le Resouvenir and Stabroek [George Town], Demerara - urges Directors seek British Government protection or transfer mission to Scots; progress of mission; suggests opening in Berbice; Dutch clergyman's resistance; Thomas Adam dissatisfied with prospect; trouble at meetings; white parents withdraw children from school; explanation "Jesus did not ride in a curricle"; arrival of Rebecca Ashford, Sarah Sanders, Thomas Adam and Isaac Purkis 15 Apr

Translation of letter from Mrs A Post

John Davies, Stabroek [later George Town] - his marriage to Sarah Sanders; Isaac Purkis left for Tobago; apology for having complained to Directors, explains a phrase he used in preaching: 'Jesus did not ride in a curricle' [a light two-horse two-wheeled carriage of the time].

J van der Haas, Demerara - Thomas Adam leaving for Trinidad

Testimonial to John Davies from six 'People of Colour': William A Claxton, Abram Thompson, Dk. Knoop, Frederick Green, William Powell and Edward Neil

sickness and death of Hermanus Post

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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