Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Richard Knill, St Petersburg - Cornelius Rahmn's services for Swedes banned, went house-to-house at first, then left Russia; Richard Knill's church grew; his child died.

Cornelius Rahmn, St Petersburg - system of general persecution prevents all meetings, offers to serve elsewhere

John Paterson, St Petersburg - Scottish mission at Astrakhan closed; printing restrictions

William Swan, Ona - work unmolested; schools planned; lamas winning converts from shamanism; Edward Stallybrass's interview with governor general at Irkutsk [Mikhail Mikhailovich Speransky]

Edward Stallybrass, Selenginsk - Christian marriage ceremony for 2 Buryats; translations; difficulties

joint letters from Edward Stallybrass, William Swan and Robert Yuille, Selenginsk - requesting transfer printer Mitchell (Scottish mission) to Siberia

Robert Yuille, Selenginsk - a sermon; epidemics; deaths of 3 children; birth of his son

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A detailed list (List B1) is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library, which covers Incoming Correspondence for Russia, 1804-1848.

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