Malacca [Melaka],1816

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Milne, Penang (Prince of Wales Island [Pinang]) and Malacca [Melaka] - arrives at Penang; letter to Governor of Prince of Wales Island re founding a protestant mission; plans for extra-Ganges mission [i.e. South East Asia beyond India]; grant of land at Malacca; plans to meet expenses; Chinese school; Mrs Thomsens illness, the Thomsens' departure, need for another missionary; general work; translating Deuteronomy into Chinese; description of a Chinese religious feast; Dr Robert Morrison going with Lord Amherst to Peking; news of Thomsens.

Hon William Petrie, Governor, Prince of Wales Island - approves Milne's object

Ambassador of Netherlands, London - gives permission for Walter Medhurst and Pearson to go to their territories

LMS Directors, London - instructions to Walter Medhurst on going to Malacca

Claudius Thomsen, Malacca and Batavia [Jakarta] - study of Malayan language, translating Matthew into Malay, starts Malay school; obliged to go to Batavia [Jakarta] with his wife on account of her health

Walter Medhurst, on board ship, off Madeira - his voyage thus far

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A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Malacca, 1814-1859, (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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