Penang [Pinang],1829

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - distribution of Scripture received; continuing problem over ministerial status of missionaries; position of Maria Newell; visits Malay villages etc; answers LMS re difficulties with Anglican chaplain, R A Denton over English-language Sunday evening services; Lord Bentinck arrivaes as Governor General, cuts allowances to Christian schools; arrangements to keep schools going despite cuts; death of Daniel Tyerman (enclosing extract from letter to him); work of missionaries' wives, recognition suggested.

Abigail Beighton [née Abigail Tobitt] - her school work

Samuel Dyer, Penang - Chinese branch of mission, girls' school closed; accounts; birth and loss of child

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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