South India (Tamil),1840

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Sophia Turnbull [née Sophia Delahoy], Madras [Chennai] - on taking charge of girls boarding school

Robert Caldwell, Madras

Edmund Crisp, Madras

William Porter, Vepery - Davidson Street church reopened

Alexander Leitch, Chittoor - language study, district visiting, birth of son

John Bilderbeck, Walajapettah [Walajapet] - new buildings at old Arcot; Society for relief of sick; Muslim converts; report

Ebenezer Lewis, Coimbatore - Brahmin enquirers

William Addis, Coimbatore

joint report from Ebenezer Lewis and William Addis, Coimbatore

John Hands, Coimbatore - report on visits to LMS stations (secretary)

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - report

George Walton, Salem

John Lechler, Salem - marriage to Rosa Anne Woodman, her teaching

joint letter from George Walton and John Lechler, Salem - joint appointment to Salem, house for the Lechlers, 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