South India (Travancore),1841

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Charles Mault and James Russell, Nagercoil - report for 1840

Dr Archibald Ramsay, Nagercoil - resigns

Martha Mault, Nagercoil - development of work among girls

James Russell, Nagercoil - missionaries inadequate because so few; suffers overwork; house burgled, mission money stolen;

Charles Mault, Nagercoil - death of Charles Miller, successor wanted

James Pattison, Nagercoil - on taking over seminary; suggests station between Quilon and Trivandrum [or Thiruvananthapuram]

Charles Mead and John Abbs, Neyoor - dissent among missionaries, 'dismissal' of Archibald Ramsay

John Abbs, Nagercoil - on slavery in Travancore; case of Archibald Ramsay; injustice, oppression and fraud in Travancore; observations on mission work in India; marriage customes; British officers attending Hindu festival; high caste convert

Charles Mead, Neyoor - to Archibald Ramsay, with reply from him; 1841 report

John Cox and James Thompson, Quilon - Report for 1840, copies of correspondence with Archibald Ramsay; copies of correspondence and minutes of District Committee; decision of British Resident against Rev F M Briggs holding services in Trivandrum [Thiruvananthapuram] as chaplain

James Thompson, Quilon - missionary wanted for Malayalim country; his idea of the kind of woman to be a missionary's wife; report for 1841; James Russell to take charge of seminary.

John Cox, Trivandrum - birth of 3rd daughter; report, statistics; statement re: girls school

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Travancore & Ceylon, 1817-1899 (list F6), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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