North India (United Provinces),1864

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Blake, Benares - issue of government grants for schools; his marriage to Jessie Dickie Bowie

Matthew Sherring (treasurer), Benares [Varanasi] - gift from Maharajah of Vizianagram [Vizianagaram][Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapati Raju]; development of Benares study society; ordination of Babu J patras, senior catechist Indian pastors; terms of trasfer of East Singrowli to LMS as landlords and collectors

committee votes on expenditures;

William Jones, Almora and Dudhi [Dhundi] - accepts post at Singrowli; death of wife and child; former reports of success were exaggerated; opposition to forced labour; layout at Dudhi

Robert Mather (secretary), Singrowli and Mirzapur - timidity of people; tigers; revenue collection; started school; local opposition; baptism of a pundit; large congregations; embezzlement by a Christian; printing office deficit; district committee minutes; wealthy Indians move to establish good school of college; request for LMS grant to Mirzapur school for higher education; transfer of a private school in Mirzapur to LMS

Frederick Bright, Mirzapur and Calcutta - Urdu preaching; printing press; his resignation; birth of child; return to Britain

S R Asbury, Mirzapur - death of Mrs Asbury [née Sarah Bennett]; his dismissal from LMS; request to remain in Almora

printed item re burial rights

John Hewlett, Almora - report of year's work in schools, leper asylum, 33 leper conversions, effect on non-Christians; chapel built for lepers; school report; baptism of a Rajput convert

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1820-1865 (list F7), is available for consultation upon request in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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