South India (General),1811

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr John Taylor, Bombay

J P Rottler, Madras - appointed by government to Black Town chapel, Madras

John Thompson, Cape Town, Isle of France [Mauritius] and Calcutta; description of Madagascar

John Hunter, Madras

William Loveless, Madras - work in Surat suspended; death of 3 children; new church opened at Black Town

London, copy of letter from LMS to Augustus Des Granges, John Gordon and William Lee

John Hands, Bellary

William Lee and John Gordon, Vizagapatam; rough translation of New Testament and Genesis; birth of son to Mrs Lee; Edward Pritchett's marriage; Mauritius as a mission field

Joseph Taylor, Madras - offers for missionary service, personal statement

copy of letter from LMS directors, London - John Hands to transfer to Surat, William Loveless to work with him

Edward Pritchett, Calcutta and Serampore - left Rangoon, unwise to send more missionaries to Burma; language study

draft letters to William Lee and John Gordon and to William Loveless on the death of Augustus Des Granges

William Oliver, Camp Narinda - a soldier writes to John Hands

draft of a letter to Messrs Lovelace [Loveless], Hands and Spratt [George Spratt]

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

Detailed list for South India Incoming Correspondence: General, 1817-1816 (list F2), available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note