Demerara 1832

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

James Scott, Demerara - arrives, Michael Lewis ill; arrival of wife and children; considers W Coast his special province

joint letters from Joseph Ketley and Michael Lewis - Governor d'Urban willing to grant land for chapel on Fort Island; unfortunately W Coast chapel not on Government land; complain condition of books sent out; expect they will soon see James Scott.

Joseph Ketley, Demerara - death of Michael Lewis; details of his death and plans had he lived; report on mission and infant school; juvenile auxiliary missionary society; going to Berbice; health better, hope for assistant, birth of daughter; mission news; junior auxiliary formed; hurricane and distress; general review, plans and prospects.; finance; general report on missions in Demerara; death of protector of slaves in Berbice; asks for regular magazines; opportunities among Essequibo Indians; itineration; thanks for infant school equipment - school building not yet started; Michael Lewis's finances; hope of George Town and 2 Essequibo out-stations becoming self-supporting; annual report.

Sarah Davies [née Saunders], Bristol - school and money matters; asks for money.

joint letter from Joseph Ketley and James Scott with enclosures - candidacy of John Adams

John Wray, Berbice - copy of correspondence between him, Joseph Ketley and James Scott

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Demerara, 1807-1894, (list C2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note