Australia, 1799

Scope and Content

Includes letters from:

William Henry, Sydney - testimonial to William Puckey

James Puckey, Sydney - sorrow at having to leave Tahiti; need of large party to occupy it, with firearms; news from those who remain good

joint letter from James Cover, William Henry and Rowland Hassell, Parramatta [Sydney] - work at Sydney among settlers, building church and school; hope Duff with 30 new missionaries will call

Richard Johnston, Sydney - misconduct of some returned Tahiti missionaries; describes murder of Samuel Clode and punishment; testimony to William Henry. James Cover and Rowland Hassell

Samuel Marsden, Sydney - testimonial to William Henry

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Australia Incoming Correspondence, 1798-1868 (list D1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note