Penang [Pinang],1830

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - work on Queddah [Kedah] coast; circular seeking subscriptions for Penang [Pinang] native schools; copy of letter to Claudius Thomsen; a soldier's conversion; soldiers now permitted to attend evening services; chapel finances; correspondence with Kenneth Murchison, Deputy President, Penang [later Governor General] on Government allowances for schools. Malay account of Sabat's history and death with partial translation into English.

Samuel Dyer, Penang - 6-monthly report; difficulties in Chinese mission work; purchase of small house in Chinese Bazaar for evangelismand opening small dispensary; still preparing metal Chinese type; Mrs Dyer [née Maria Tarn]'s work in child adoption.

Maria Newell's marriage to Carl Gutzlaff [Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff]

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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.

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