South India (Tamil),1842

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Martin Ware, London - Medical certifiate re Mrs Campbell [née Jane McLerie]

Alexander Leitch, Madras [Chennai] - Indian Christians in Madras

Robert Caldwell, Tinnevelly [Tirunelveli] - reply to reqest for refund of training cost (£400) from LMS

'An Observer', Madras - criticism of LMS missionaries

J A Regel, Madras

joint letter from John Smith, John Wardlaw and John Whitehouse, Madras

John Smith, Madras - LMS work in Madras, suitable buildings needed, Indian teachers' support, better location for Chicacole [Srikakulam] station sought

John Bilderbeck, Walajapettah [Walajapet] - property transaction

John Nimmo, Combaconum [Kumbakonam] - report

Ebenezer Lewis, Coimbatore - a tour; letter from a convert; Mrs Lewis [née Emily Griffiths] asks help for orphanage

William Addis, Coimbatore - chapel building; copies of property documents; subscription for Indian teachers; his residence too far from town; journal extracts; subscriptions from Whitby [Yorkshire, England] and elsewhere for wife's school; education of LMS missionaries' children greater burden than for other Societies

joint report by William Addis and Ebenezer Lewis on Indian teachers employed in Coimbatore district;

Mrs Addis [née Susanna Emelia Van Someren], Coimbatore - female charity school account; receipt of special subscription

John Lechler, Salem - Indian teachers; Readers transferred; new school at Ahtoor [?Attur]; two teachers dismissed; purchase of land in hills; journal extracts; report

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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