Malacca [Melaka],1818

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Claudius Thomsen, Malacca - Batavia [Jakarta] Dutch official friendly to missions;

poisonous effect of Oopas [upas] tree [Malay (pohun) deciduous poison (tree), of Javanese origin (Antiaris toxicaria) that yields a latex used as an arrow poison]

John Slater, Malacca - arrival and study of Chinese language

William Milne, Malacca [Melaka] - LMS's property at Malacca; work of missionaries detailed; British ships' officers kind to missionaries; printing and translation; communication to Dutch Government re: grant of land and establishment of LMS in Malacca; enclosed letter from Colonel John Alexander Bannerman, Governor of Penang [Pinang] requesting Walter Medhurst work there.

Walter Medhurst, Malacca - news of Madras missionaries; his engagement and marriage to Mrs Elizabeth Braun; death of Mrs Mead [née Anne Hunt]; work among Fukienese; journey to interior.

Thomas Beighton, Madras [Chennai] (with J Mee) and from Malacca

Mrs Beighton [née Abigail Tobitt], Malacca

Church at Madras - request for Samuel Milton to work among Europeans there

Malabar school started by Claudius Thomsen; death of the Medhurst's child; departure of English governor - Malacca passed to Dutch administration

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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.

Archivist's Note