Madagascar,1823

Scope and Content

includes draft contract between Government and LMS re education of 9 Malagasy youths and letters from:

king Radama, Tananarive [Antananarivo] - copy of treaty with British Government re slavery; (in French) appreciated work of missionaries, requests another artisan

J Wilmot, Downing Street (London) - re teaching trades to Malagasy boys

Michael Parker, Woolwich

William Hankey, Tenet Street (London)

George Chick, Tananarive - describes work as arstisan to LMS directors to Malagasy

David Griffiths, Tananarive - items sent for museum

David Jones, Tananarive - supports artisans wanting to marry; lists incomprehensible words; new school for 200 children; interview with James Hastie and king Radama re extending work beyond Tananarive

John Jeffreys, George Chick, David Griffiths, David Jones, John Canham, from Tananarive - correspondence regarding differences between them

R M Frewin, Office of Ordinance - Malagasy youth Verkey to enter royal powder mills

J W Millar, London - report on 7 Malagasy youths studying in London

John Canham, Tananarive - artisans'work; difficulty getting tanning materials

Mrs John Jeffreys [née Keturah Yarnold], Tananarivou [Antananarivo] - differences over fixing the language

John Jeffreys, Tananarivou - offers resignation (with reasons)

joint letter from David Griffiths, John Canham, George Chick and Thomas Rowlands testifying favourably to George Burder for David Jones

J W Wright, Waltham Abbey - re Malagasy youth Verkey studying at royal powder mills

Karl Theodor Hillenberg (in German), Tananarive - testimony to missionaries there, specifically John Jeffreys

G Buchan, Clifton and Harrogate - on starting mission stations at St Augustines Bay [St Augustin, near Toliara] and W Coast

George Burder, London - reply to G Buchan

Anon, Isle de France [Mauritius] - cost of living in Madagascar

joint letter from David Jones and David Griffiths reporting on progress of work

Jos Taylor, 77 Hatton Garden - promising comment of Committee on Buchan correspondence asap

Conditions Governing Access

Open

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.

Archivist's Note

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