Amboyna [Ambon],1825

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters by Joseph Kam from Amboina [Ambon]

- visited Ceram [Seram]; favourable atmosphere created by visit of governor general Baron van der Kapellen [Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen]; 5,000 school pupils, 85 church members received on profession of faith; Dutch missionary Starink at Elpaputih overcame idolatry following arson attack on his house at service time.

- journal (translated by E F Grenier and sent by him with covering letter 17 Sep 1827 ) of major 5-month tour of South Western and South Eastern Moluccan islands; on many islands latent Christianity dating back generations was revived by Kam's preaching and instruction, 900 baptisms and solemnisation of many marriages; in 1825 Kam's total baptized neared 2560 of whom over 750 were adults.

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Other Finding Aids

Hand-written lists of Incoming Correspondence for each year up to 1824 are contained in the Box

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