Penang [Pinang],1831

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - finance; correspondence on cessation of Government allowances for schools; preaching to Malays; illness and recovery of his son; Queddah [Kedah] recaptured from Siamese; need for more printed material in Malay language.

Samuel Dyer, Penang - Returned to Penang from Malacca pending Directors' decision on his location; success of metal Chinese type for printing; 6-monthly report; difficulties in Chinese mission work; great help from Chinese Bazaar room for evangelism and dispensary; girls' school re-started.

joint letter from Thomas Beighton and Samuel Dyer, Penang - need for more tracts and scriptures for distribution; need of printing press in Penang; furtherance of Chinese metal printing types project.

Abigail Beighton [née Abigail Tobitt] - report of Girls' School.

Captain Nixon - regarding Ultra Ganges mission

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Penang, 1805-1869 (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note