Malacca [Melaka],1822

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

William Milne, Malacca - health, translation, schools for Chinese, salaries; books and translations being sent to England; work at Singapore.

British & Foreign School Society, London - to William Milne and his reply from Malacca - school work at Malacca and Penang [Pinang].

David Collie, en route, inc Madras [Chennai], and from Malacca - impression of Indian heathenism, death of his wife [née Ann Murray]; his arrival and study of Chinese; Dr William Milne's writings and translations.

Thomas Beighton, Malacca - asks for medical books

George Huttman, Malacca

James Humphreys, Malacca - work at printing office and Anglo-Chinese college; Malay school started; redeemed slave becomes a Christian

Claudius Thomsen, Malacca - an unhappy situation in Malacca; proposes move to Singapore

copies of pamphlet; missionary moves, Walter Medhurst moving to Penang

deaths of William Milne and of Mrs Ince [née Barr]

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Malacca, 1814-1859, (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note