South India (Travancore),1840

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Charles Mault, Nagercoil - his wife [née Martha Mead]'s illness

Charles Miller, Neyoor and Bombay - seminary curriculum; released from work because of ill-health, issue of proposed seminary and college at Bangalore

Dr Archibald Ramsay, Nagercoil - his house and work

John Abbs, Nagercoil - describes district & people; Readers; the Rajah exempted Christians by edict from local religious festivals, persecution followed.

Charles Mead, Neyoor - sketch and description

of bungalow chapel

Charles Mead and John Abbs, Neyoor - Neyoor report; statistics

John Cox and James Thompson, Quilon - minutes of District Committee

John Cox, Trivandrum [Thiruvananthapuram] - statistics; start of work at Nellikahkurly; people forced to work without pay; visit of Rajah's heir to Christian school

J J Müller, Sooveshapooram

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Travancore & Ceylon, 1817-1899 (list F6), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note