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includes letters from:

John Canham, Abohimandroso - intends leaving Madagascar, applies to become missionary

G Buchan, 13 Argyle St, London - favours establishing a mission at St Augustine's Bay [St Augustin, Toliara]

Joseph Freeman, Port Louis (Mauritius) - Queen refuses to sign treaty; divination and trial by ordeal restarted in Madagascar; History of Mission in Madagascar finished, sends copy; ideas for future mission in Madagascar

(see extra file CWM/LMS/13/02/02/019 for further letters from him in 1830)

Edward Baker, Tananarive [Antananarivo] - sending complete copy of Malagasy New Testament, distributing to coast and through Imerina

David Jones and David Griffiths, Tananarive - minutes of missionaries meeting

Colonial Office - coronation of queen Ranavalona

David Jones, Tananarive and Mauritius - leaves Madagascar, arrives Mauritius in poor health; visits Fort Dauphin [Faradofay]

David Johns, Tananarive - revolt of Sakalava; building chapel at Ambatonakanga

George Bennet, Austin Friars (London) - queen's coronation occasions need for continued prayer

David Griffiths - vindicates self versus Robert Lyall; sends home wife and children; Malagasy-English dictionary completed

Charles Telfair, Mauritius

Joseph Freeman and Dr John Philip - memorial to French government re Madagascar

Rafaralahy, Tananarive; and jointly with Rahaniraka

William Hankey, London - re Edward Baker's paper on Madagascar

Edward Baker, Madagascar - proposed memorial to Secretary for Colonies re dispute between French and queen of Madagascar

further letters from Joseph Freeman on matters of dispute are in extra file CWM/LMS/13/02/02/019.

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Madagascar, 1794-1879 (list E2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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