South India (Tamil),1847

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Alexander Leitch (corresponding secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras [Chennai] - schools inspection; evangelism;

William Drew (secretary, Madras Eastern Committee), Madras - village work; baptism of converts; commitee correspondence, resolutions etc; committee views on proposed transfer of seminary from Bangalore to Madras; his view of Madras mission

Mrs Porter [née Anne Bowmar], Madras - enclosed printed report of Indian girls boarding school

William Porter, Madras enclosed printed appeal for free day-schools in Davidson's Street

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - reports; describes car and bathing festivals

William Addis, Coimbatore - reports; contrasts support given by authorities to Catholics and LMS; distress of Indian teachers' widows and children; lists teachers; printing press; Dr Reed's criticism of LMS directors; applies for 18 months in Nilgiri hills with son Charles to be assistant

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren], Coimbatore - girls school's need of finance; female education

John Lechler, Salem report; candidates' letters translated; a Reader, teachers

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for the Tamil area, 1817-1860 (list F4), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note