Malacca [Melaka],1817

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Milne, Malacca [Melaka] and Canton - re: printing press for languages; kind of missionaries needed; Dr Robert Morrison's translation of New Testament; his Chinese translation work; customs and baptism; building new mission premises; need of printing press and printer; illnesses, to Macao for health reasons; life at Macao; magazine The Gleaner

Walter Medhurst, Madras and Malacca - news of Madras missionaries; engagement and marriage to Mrs Elizabeth Braun; death of Mrs Mead [née Anne Hunt]

LMS Directors, London - instructions to John Slater on going to Malacca

Claudius Thomsen, Batavia [Jakarta] - list of books etc needed; arrives in Batavia; his illness and John Slater's; ready to start for Malaccca, Batavia climate trying

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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.

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