Penang [Pinang],1836

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton and Evan Davies (jointly), Penang [Pinang] - report of Penang station for 1835-6; Samuel Wolfe's ill-health; Penang mission needs

Evan Davies, Penang - schools; Christian work among British sailors; evangelistic work in the area; difficulty learning Chinese

Thomas Beighton, Penang - repairs to mission house; conversion of artillery officer & wife; Malay naval action, Government proclamation; gift of Chinese pictures to LMS; Miss Mary Christie Wallace's case; translation of Malay poetry; baptism of converts; printed returns schedule; Malay printing, boys' schools; American Baptist missionaries arrive; proposes new mission station at Port Wellesley [Seberang Perai] on mainland opposite Penang Island

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Penang, 1805-1869 (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note