South India (Tamil),1835

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Taylor, Madras - sends letter in Tamil (and translation) from church at Tripassore [Tirupattur] requesting his reinstatement

jointly from John Smith and William Drew, Madras enclosing invitation from church in Davidson's Street for John Smith to be minister; his reply, church's application to LMS directors

John Smith, Madras and Bangalore - Palicat [Pulicat] premises given by Netherlands Society; arrival of James Gordon and Mrs Gordon [Mary Ann Payne], their settlement at Vizagapatam [Vishakhapatnam}; bishop of Calcutta [Daniel Wilson] and caste; incident re snake worship; C T Rhenius and 3 Germans leave Church Missionary Society and apply to join LMS

William Drew, Madras

Edmund Crisp, Combaconam [Kumbakonam] - minutes and other documents sent as Secretary of District Committee;

Colin Campbell, Madras

Edward Porter, Madras

John Nimmo, Madras

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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