Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Richard Knill, St Petersburg - work with Bible Society; Scripture distribution; news from Robert Yuille, Buryat conducted service; Scottish Missionary Society payment ceased; stories of those saved through reading; Robert Yuille's Mongol-Tibet dictionary forwarded

Robert Yuille, Selenginsk - suggests Rahmn for Tibet; sketch of Buryat at reading-desk; diagram of (their view of) heaven and hell in Mongolian and English; Tibetan-Mongolian lexicon 'Light of the Sun' sent for Royal Asiatic Society, instends sending them a larger lexicon 'Sea of Names'; students; sermon notes

William Swan, Ona - translation; winter routine; lamas opposing Christian influence

Edward Stallybrass, Khodon - a strategic station; service and discussion with visitors; Buryat calendar; sowing but not reaping; house bought, rebuilding started; comments of Archbishop of Irkutsk over Mongolian Bible translation

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list (List B1) is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library, which covers Incoming Correspondence for Russia, 1804-1848.

Archivist's Note