South India (Tamil),1836

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Smith (acting secretary), Bangalore and Madras- suggests systematic raising of funds for missionaries' widows and orphans; Bangalore Missionary Association; Christian Instruction Society; Indian Missionary Association [Society]; Missionary Register; William Taylor now publishing a religious newspaper 'The Philadelphian'; American missionaries; Maternal Association; Temperance Society; report of work in Bangalore and Madras; district committee minutes and correspondence; LMS directors have requested Smith to take charge of Madras [Chennai] English congregation; conversion (by Wesleyans) of Arumagan Tamberan; property transfer from Netherlands mission; copies of the various missionaries' opinions in support of the ordination of Henry Bower and John Reid's concentration on revision.

Edmund Crisp, Madras

William Drew (secretary), Madras and Bangalore - copy of correspondence re J A Regel's case; committee minutes & papers; premises and seminary in Madras; English work in Madras

Frederick Orme - printed appeal for Indian Missionary Society

Dr J Landor, Madras - medical certificate re William Drew

J F Thomas, Madras

John Bilderbeck, Chittoor - annual report

Henry Bower, Madras - statement of belief and call

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - his life and conversion, statement of beliefs etc

William Addis, Coimbatore and Pullachee - replying to Captain Molesworth's criticism of missionaries; corrects errors in LMS report re Coimbatore; Indian teachers' visit to Zemindar's widow; female education; annual report.

George Walton, Salem - conversion of Catholics and their subsequent persecution; Macharee Car Festival;

departure of Colin Campbell

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note