Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Joseph Freeman, Tananarive [Antananarivo] - revision of New Testament; he, Edward Baker and David Johns permitted to stay in Madagascar until 1836; whole Bible now translated and printed; he leaves for home.

Rainamaharo, Tananarive - copy of queen's letter to Europeans; praises David Griffiths

David Johns, Tananarive - not allowed to talk religion with Malagasy; growth of superstitions; letter written in days of Radama re tan yard; no improvement in situation

David Johns and Joseph Freeman, Tananarive - copy of letter to queen and her reply; expect that all missionaries have to leave

Edward Baker, Tananarive - Malagasy people ordered to send all books to the government; brief account of suppression of Christianity in Madagascar; all missionaries left by June except David Johns and himself; inventory at mission press.

David Jones, London (to sister-in-law Caroline Darby) - printing Bibles and testaments; hostility to Christianity in Madagascar

James Cameron, Cape Town - tells of leaving Madagascar

Rasatranabo and Razafonirina (Malagasy Christians), Tananarive - with translations by Joseph Freeman

George Chick, James Cameron, Joseph Freeman, David Griffiths and Mr Kitching leave for the Cape [South Africa]

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Other Finding Aids

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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