Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Ellis, Port Louis (Mauritius), Tamatave [Toamasina] and Antananarivo - Malagasy Christians wanting missionaries and books; encloses a letter from John Le Brun, mentions his influence; Hova Bing and chiefs welcome missionaries and doctor; plans re-commencement of mission; site for Martys Memorial church granted; reported death of Ramboasalama; goes to Antananarivo and sees king; need for rapid development; should cooperate with Episcopalian mission, copy of letter to bishop of Mauritius; death of RaHaniraka; Journal November-December 1862; MSS on Religious Liberty in Madagascar

RaHaniraka, foreign secretary to king Radama, Antananarivo - acknowledges gifts and letter to Radama II, says book about late queen Ranavalona exagerrates her bad character; welcomes William Ellis and invites to coronation;

Mrs Ellis [née Sarah Stickney], Rose Hill (Hoddesdon) - extracts from husband's letters

king Radama II,Antananarivo (English translation) - grants freedom of worship

Ireland, Fraser & Co, Port Louis (Mauritius) accept agency for LMS

George McIrvine, Port Louis - accommodation for missionaries from passing through will be given at Port Louis sailors' home. Robert Toy, Port Louis - value of William Ellis being in Antananarivo

Bishop of Mauritius (Vincent Ryan), Tananarive

Malagasy Christians , Antananarivo

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A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Madagascar, 1794-1879 (list E2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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