North India (Bengal),1829

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Mrs Ray [née Piffard] - forwarding 1st report of Native Female School Society

11th report of auxiliary (BAMS)

Alphonse Lacroix, Chinsurah - translation of 'baptism', controversy with Baptists; petition to UK government over widow-burning; his move to Kidderpore; division of district; abolition of Suttee

John Pearson, Chinsurah -auxiliary meeting; Lord Bentinck [Lord William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, governor-general]

George Gogerly, Calcutta [Kolkata] - sending dictionaries to England; Calcutta Committee minutes; building church at Chinsurah

Charles Piffard, Calcutta - controversy on immersion

James Hill, Calcutta - sending home 2 alligators' heads; report of Bengal Missionary Society

joint report of George Gogerly and John Adam, Calcutta

John Thomas James, bishop of Calcutta - type of missionaries suitable for the East

William Orme, London - reply to the bishop

Dr Vos, Calcutta - medical certificate for Mrs Piffard

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1800-1838 (list F1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note