Malacca [Melaka],1828

Scope and Content

includes letters from Malacca by:

Maria Newell [later Gutzlaff] - requests teacher for school of Malay, Chinese and Portuguese girls

joint letters of James Humphreys and Samuel Kidd - again recommend Frederic Smith (see 1827) as missionary candidate; he became convinced Christian through ministry of John Hands at Bellary; has now resigned his military commission

Samuel Kidd - death of David Collie described; arrangements for work at Anglo-Chinese College

Jacob Tomlin - account of mission work at Singapore and Anglo-Chinese College, Malacca

James Smith - relieves staff shortage at Malacca

James Humphreys - visit to Rhio [Tanjungpinang] for health and distribution of books, tracts; work among Malays; confession of a Malayan woman; children go to England

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Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note