Malacca [Melaka],1823

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr Robert Morrison, Malacca - arrival at Singapore from Canton; conversation with Sir Stamford Raffles about moving Anglo-Chinese college to Singapore. Results of late William Milne's work and that of present missionaries.

joint letters from David Collie, James Humphreys and Dr Robert Morrison on objects of missionaries in Ultra Ganges; names of those elected to work at Anglo-Chinese college; recommend printing of Dr Milne's commentary on Ephesians (Chinese); Dr Morrison's memoir of William Milne in English and Chinese; monument in his memory; Hebrew lexicon translated into Chinese; Dr Morrison appointed vice-president, Singapore Institution; Leung A Fa's [Leangafa, Leang A Fa, Leang A-Fa] return to China; report for 1823; mission accounts 1822/23

James Humphreys, Malacca - becomes superintendent of Anglo-Chinese college; freedom of children with slave parents; removal of college to Singapore; Bibles and pamphlets sent to England

David Collie, en route inc Madras [Chennai] and from Malacca - impression of Indian heathenism, death of his wife [née Ann Murray]; his arrival and study of Chinese; Dr William Milne's writings and translations.

Dr Robert Morrison, Malacca - resignation of George Huttman

George Huttman, Malacca - his reasons for leaving LMS

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Malacca, 1814-1859, (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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