Malacca [Melaka],1840

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

James Legge, Singapore and Malacca - voyage with Hobson and Milne, Walter Medhurst's work in Batavia [Jakarta]; met Lockhart; arrival, Chinese language study, both Hokkien dialect and Cantonese; critical state of England-China relations; Mrs [Fanny] Evans' medical need to return to England; his illness after intense study; Mrs Legge (née Mary Isabella Morison) takes charge of Chinese girls' school; he preaches in Chinese after 8 months study; need for clearer briefing of future missionaries; re-starts English service; reviews Anglo-Chinese College and proposes move it to China; deaths of John Evans and Josiah Hughes; personal message enclosing letter from Chinese preacher A Gong

Heinrich Werth, Malacca - starts as Assistant Missionary to Malays; diary extracts; reasons why he did not wish to teach women Malay

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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.

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