Penang [Pinang],1821

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang - mutual relations of missionaries and ministers; a Muslim reads New Testament; Chinese teacher gives up idols; describes Prince of Wales Island [Pinang]; advises missionaries find wives in Britain; Siamese [Thais] invade Quedah [Kedah].

Walter Medhurst, Penang - (letters missing)

John Ince - ill, visits Malacca; recovers; British troops arrive from Bengal, contact with Christian soldiers; Malacca library

joint letters from John Ince and Thomas Beighton, Penang - Grant of land on S side of Macalister's Road by Penang governor William Edward Phillips; Mr Fleming's case; isolated position; visit to Quedah [Kedah]; opportunities of Siam [Thailand] as mission field; movements of Malacca missionaries; memoranda and resolution on missionaries' duty to consult together before choosing field.

William Milne DD - copies of his correspondence with government re education 1816, 1819 and 1822

girls's school started by wives of missionaries

Conditions Governing Access


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