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includes letters from:

Robert Arthington, Leeds [Yorkshire] - 6 letters on extension of missions

John Angell James, Birmingham

William Monk, Cambridge - formation of Universities Mission to Central Africa [UMCA, later integrated with SPG in USPG]

James William Japp, Montrose [Scotland]

Robert Halley, New College [London]

Campbell Gillan (South Africa Colonization Society], Westminster [London] - plan for locating settlers in Kaffraria [Ciskei, Western Cape, South Africa] with enclosed printed despatch from Sir George Grey, governor of Cape Colony and High Commissioner of British Kaffraria]

Thomas Mann, Trowbridge [Wiltshire]

Joseph Mullens, Norwich and Wellingborough [Northamptonshire]

Robert Cotton Mather, Tonbridge [Kent] - revision of Hindustani [Hindi] Scriptures

Stephen Williams, London - successful campaign to resist imposition of poor rates on buildings of charitable and scientific institutions

Joseph Van Someren Taylor, Lee [Kent] - offer to return to India

Thomas Simpson, Preston ]Lancashire] - using Lancashire profit from Indian trade as argument for supporting missions

William Urwick, Dublin

Henry Richard (the Peace Society) - missionaries should be told to restrain 'the unchristian spirit and conduct of our countrymen' towards Indians especially following the exacerbation of feeling in the Indian Mutiny [Sepoy rebellion/Great Revolt]

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A detailed list for Home Incoming Correspondence, 1795-1876 (list A1) is available for available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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