Batavia [Jakarta],1824

Scope and Content

includes letters from Batavia [Jakarta] by Walter Medhurst:

- report of work; seeks advice on baptizing illegitimate children; Mr Chasterluige's 1714 bequest to his slaves of freedom and a church if they would practice Christianity; learning Arabic, disputes with leading Arabs; John Slater now a shopkeeper, unrepentant; compares Batavia and Singapore missions; Dutch East India Company formed, probable effects; desirability of travelling missionary in Archipelago, as suggested by William Milne; requests lithographic press.

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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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