South India (Tamil),1845

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Alexander Leitch (corresponding secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras [Chennai] - resolutions; his work; baptism and death of a native convert; minutes; report, Native Agents' reports; Pursewaukum [Purasawalkam] schoool report

Ebenezer Lewis, Madras - medical certificate for Mrs Lewis [née Emily Griffiths] toreturn to England for 2 years

William Porter (secretary), Madras - Jubilee fund

joint letters from Alexander Leitch, Ebenezer Lewis and William Porter, Madras - pressing for better educational facilities

in Madras; purchase of property in Madras; and from Alexander Leitch, Ebenezer Lewis describing catechists etc

Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar], Madras - enclosed description of female education in India

Joseph V S Taylor, Bombay

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - reports

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren], Coimbatore - girls school finances

William Addis, Coimbatore - reports; destruction of LMS property; request for books for students; girls school report, its condition; training teachers

John Lechler, Salem - enclosed report from wife [née Rosa Anne Woodman] on orphan girls school and children supported by friends in England; his trials and hopes

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note