South India (Tamil),1854

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Nimmo, Madras - report

Frederick Baylis, Madras [Chennai] and Neyoor [Neyyoor] - preparing Tamil tracts; Governor of Madras [Sir Henry Pottinger]'s gift for school; preparing students for government service; takes charge of Neyoor press

William Drew (secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras - minutes; measles

William Porter, Madras - death of Alexander Leitch

George Hall, Madras - school extensions and repairs needed; class for teachers; direct talks on religion;

William Addis, Coimbatore - report; need increased grant for training; difficulties connected with special gifts; an address by a catechist;

Charles Addis, Coimbatore - schools report and diary

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren] - requests help for girls school; need for pictures

John Lechler, Salem - reports; proposals for continuing work in his requested absence in England

Mrs Lechler [née Rosa Anne Woodman] - asks that husband may return to England; sends curios

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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