Malacca [Melaka],1826

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

T H Moore, Malacca - studies Confucian classics, hopes to work for British and Foreign Bible Society; meanwhile to start school for Dutch, English and Portuguese children

David Collie, Malacca - will marry again; visit of LMS Deputation (Tyerman and Bennett); criticizes deputation's opinion of Dr Robert Morrison and late William Milne

joint letter of James Humphreys, David Collie and Samuel Kidd, Malacca - deputation visit; foundation stone of Malacca mission chapel laid

Dr Robert Morrison - Questions and answers re Anglo Chinese college

Samuel Kidd, Malacca - about Confucius; writes sermons in Chinese after only 11 months study of language; objects to deputations requesting his immediate move to Penang [Pinang]

joint letter from David Collie and Samuel Kidd, Malacca - suggest Malacca missionaries write Biblical commentary in Chinese; request books from England for purpose

arrival of John Smith MA and Mrs Smith

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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.

Archivist's Note