North India (Bengal),1838

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Alphonse Lacroix (secretary), Calcutta [Kolkata] - district committee minutes; payment by English supporters for Indian Readers etc; finance report 1838

Thomas Boaz, Calcutta - review of work & future plans; census of Calcutta population; Indian catechists; shipping of coolies to Demerara [Guyana] and their shameful treatment; Union Chapel

John Campbell, Calcutta - superintendence of Bhowanipore school: The Christian Institution

Charles Piffard (acting secretary), Calcutta - district committee minutes

Micaiah Hill, Berhampore [Baharampur]

James Paterson, Berhampore - formation of church with 8 members

George Mundy, Chinsurah - review of past year; reference to John Williams (South Seas); Indians being shipped away to West Indies [Caribbean]; Governor-General [George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland]'s bad influence in religious matters; preached against millenarianism

Thomas Lessel, Calcutta

William Morton, Calcutta - condition of Indian church

Rudolphe de Rodt received as co-worker; applies to become LMS missionary

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1800-1838 (list F1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note