Batavia [Jakarta],1822

Scope and Content

includes letters from Batavia [Jakarta]:

jointly from John Slater and Walter Medhurst - asking help for library and dispensary; reports of work; language progress; willing to help continue literary work interrupted by William Milne's death; plan to carry Scriptures to every place between Calcutta and Japan by missionary ship

Walter Medhurst - his arrival to assist John Slater; amount of work in Penang [Pinang]; translation of Chinese classics; building house; reason for salary needing to be higher than elsewhere; accounts for 1821; introduces Dr Barnes, bearer of letter

John Slater - Malacca [Melaka] dissensions; appreciation of Walter Medhurst; requests Malay bible and grammar

encloses George Huttman's letter of 3 Jun 1821 regarding Malacca dissension, holding William Milne cause

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence covering letters from Batavia 1814-1843 (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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