Home Extra,(India) 1796-1797

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

copies of letters to Christian Sundius from

a missionary [not named], on the Coromandel coast [East-facing coast North or South of modern Chennai] - work in province of Tanjore [Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu]

J Ubele, London

joint letter by Joseph Hardcastle and John Eyre expressing symoathy to Danish missionaries at Tranquebar [Taranambadi]

correspondence between Robert Cowie, London and Brighton, his brothers John Cowie, Burwanu or Barwanna [?Barwani] and Cawnpore [Kanpur], India and George Cowie) re mission to India; because of obstacles up-country, suggests missionaries start at Calcutta

typed copy of joint letter by Robert Haldane, David Bogue and Greville Ewing to directors of East India Company

typed copy of joint letter by James Neale and John Love to directors of East India Company

replies to the above two letters by William Ramsay (secretary), East India House [London]

Robert Haldane, Edinburgh to John Eyre (for the Evangelical Magazine) - East India Company's refusal to admit missionaries

Missionary Society memorandum on proposed mission to Hindoostan [India]

draft report on mission to Sirampur [Serampore, Shrirampur] and likely costs of transport via Copenhagen

resolution of Missionary Society directors, London, (1797) to send 2 missionaries to Serampore

George Burder, London (1817) - requesting directors of East India Company to permit Thomas Beighton, Samuel Milton, John ince and Robert Fleming to land at Madras [Chennai] en route for Malacca [Melaka]

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Other Finding Aids

Detailed list available at the School of Oriental and African Studies for 1764-1800, Box 1, folders 1 to 6 (ref: A1) is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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