North India (Bengal),1818

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Henry Townley, Calcutta [Kolkata] - need for more missionaries, printer and press; finance of school and Union Chapel; death of Robert May; plan of Calcutta School Society; sending idols to England for LMS museum

James Keith, Calcutta - formation of Bengal auxiliary missionary society [BAMS]; epidemic, Hindu beliefs thereon

John Pearson, Chinsurah - work generally; BAMS; government ask him to take charge of Dutch Church; National [Anglican] school founded in Calcutta

joint letter by Henry Townley and James Keith, Calcutta - finance of BAMS; death of Robert May

Mackintosh & Co, Calcutta - become agents for LMS

Samuel Trawin, Cape Town

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1800-1838 (list F1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note