South India (Tamil),1841

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Hands, Madras - death of John Reid; arrangements for Hands' return to England

William Drew, Dartmouth - urging LMS directors to send 2 missionaries to Madras as soon as possible; review of his 7 years work there

William Thompson, Madras

Sophia Turnbull [née Sophia Delahoy], Madras [Chennai] - girls school; day school for Indian girls to start in Pursewaukum [Purasawalkam]

Robert Caldwell, Madras - resignation from LMS

Edmund Crisp, Madras

William Porter, Vepery - Davidson Street church reopened

Alexander Leitch, Chittoor and Madras - removal from Chittoor to succeed Robert Caldwell at Davidson Street church

John Bilderbeck, Madras - resignation from LMS

J Symonds - applies for mission work

William Porter, Madras - Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar]'s female boarding school

John Smith, London - finance, improved health

Jessie Bilderbeck [née Dunhill] - John Bilderbeck ill and absent from station; enclosed letter from him

John Bilderbeck, Walajapettah [Walajapet] and Arcot - re treatment of European and East Indian missions; his ill health and absence from station

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - report

William Addis, Coimbatore - dispute with John Lechler; female boarding school; Ebenezer and Mrs Lewis [née Emily Griffiths] on sick leave in hills; movement in India rather towards infidelity than Christianity; value of preaching (versus teaching)

Mrs Lewis, Coimbatore - re female orphan asylum

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren] - received £20 for female education

joint report from Ebenezer Lewis and William Addis, Coimbatore

Mrs Lechler [née Rosa Anne Woodman], Salem - reply to LMS directors' criticism of her marriage

Coimbatore - report on visits to LMS stations (secretary)

John Lechler, Salem - death of George Walton; plea for financial help; report

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note