Mauritius,1840

Scope and Content

includes:

joint letters from David Jones and Edward Baker, Port Louis - (May) Malagasy refugees, news of Madagascar; John Le Brun deserves support; (October) David Jones and David Griffiths arrive Port Louis.

David Jones, Port Louis - invited to Madagascar for 4 months, purpose, hurricane damage; visit by Quakers; events at Tananarive [Antananarivo]; David Griffiths fined and expelled

Edward Baker, Piton and Port Louis - rumoured killing of Christians in Madagascar, report of 11 martydoms, L Powell untrustworthy, copy letter from David Jones re 9 martyrs, David Griffiths and Campbell reach Tamatave [Toamasina] printing press; many Malagasy arrive

John Le Brun, Port Louis - made an LMS director; changed outlook in Mauritius; delayed new chapel nearly complete

13 papers relating to new Protestant chapel, Port Louis

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Mauritius, 1814-1848 (list E5), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued