Amboyna [Ambon],1815

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includes letters by:

Joseph Kam, Amboina [Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia] - arrival at Amboina; work amongst the people; large congregations; 20,000 Bibles needed; Resident's promise to provide small printing press; great opportunities for more missionaries; appeals to Resident to prevent human sacrifices; need of printing press, formation of a bible society (auxiliary to 'the parent Society at London'); applications for baptism; Christians include a number of black people; description of a severe earthquake [Mount Tambora on Sumbawa]; his marriage to Sara Maria Zimmermann.

Resident, Fort Victoria (Amboina) Formal minute of meeting where formation of Bible Society proposed and school pupils catechised.

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

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