South India (Telugu),1837

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Edward Porter, Vizagapatam [Vishakhapatnam] - American Baptist missionary (Mr Day) active in Chicacole [Srikakulam]; Visagapatam report; copy letters from G Turnbull, John Nimmo and John Reid

James Gordon, Vizagapatam - chapel opened; tour to Burhampore [Brahmapur] and SW though Telugu country; Enoch Kuill no longer to be considered connected with LMS; orphanage started; Edward Porter to go to Chicacole, needs replacing at Vizagapatam; report; Telegu version of New Testament; commends William Dawson

Mrs Porter [née Martha Kilpin] - thanks for books, need for medicines; report of girls' orphanage

Enoch Kuill, Vizagapatam - translation of letter to Mrs Gordon

joint letter from James Gordon and Edward Porter, Vizagapatam - plea for more missionaries for translating and revising Scriptures and work among Khonds

William Howell, Cuddapah - report on preaching and Indian readers; fewer schools, report thereon; rules for admission to Christian village; returns schedule; schoolmaster recommended as Reader; baptisms & marriages

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Other Finding Aids

Detailed list for South India Incoming Correspondence: Telugu, 1817-1863 (list F5), available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note