Malacca [Melaka],1841

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

James Legge, Malacca - dissolves existing Malacca church and starts anew; rise and fall of evangelist Chin Seen; revision of Chinese Old Testament; describes Anglo-Chinese College, asks for appointment of principal, extract of letter from Sir William Norris [lawyer, Recorder of Penang etc], correspondence with trustees on finance; Christian Werth's illness and need to travel to England; cholera epidemic, superstitions thereon, Buddhist procession during, Chinese ancestor worship festival; anti-Christian placards on College walls; printing; proposes 12 English boys be sent for education to China

Chin Seen, Malacca - account of his conversion and faith

Heinrich Werth, Singapore - on voyage to England

Other documents in the folder:

London - meeting of LMS Indian Committee and Anglo-Chinese College trustees; College accounts; Samuel Kidd's statement on Ultra-Ganges Mission

Conditions Governing Access


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