South India (Tamil),1837

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Smith (secretary), Madras - William Taylor ordained as Church of England deacon; revival in Madras LMS English congregation; removal to Vepery in Madras [Chennai]; John Nimmo's ordination; Coimbatore transferred from Travancore District to Madras District Committee; printed appeal for Telugu Mission, American missionaries to work in that field;district committee minutes and correspondence; Pastor needed for English congregation; his students; cholera.

William Drew and Colin Campbell, Bangalore - mission needs of Chicacole [Srikakulam]; human sacrifice

William Drew , Madras

John Bilderbeck, Chittoor - report

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam]

William Addis, Coimbatore - extracts from Readers' journals; topographical sketch of Coimbatore district; significance of Indian teachers; report; cholera.

George Walton, Salem - information about Indian teachers and extracts from their journals

cholera; report of Salem Mission; law suit over ground rent for mission premises

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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