Archive Unit

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Joseph Freeman, Tananarive [Antananarivo], Mauritus and Tamatave [Toamasina] - re History of Madagascar; gives John Philip (Cape Town) news of mission and missionaries; Mr Kitching engaged to fill Edward Baker's place at printing press; congratulates Edward Baker on his marriage; schools not so flourishing

Edward Baker, London

John Philip, Cape Town - extracts from letter received by Theophilus Atkinson

joint review of mission by David Johns, Joseph Freeman and John Canham, Tananarive

joint letters by David Johns, Joseph Freeman, Tananarive - idol worship; David Johns sends 2 idols and describes associated customs; suggest starting a paper mill

Missionaries committee - copies of minutes

John Canham, Ambohimandroso - fears they may have to leave Madagascar; queen's order he should do so followed by permission to stay another year.

LMS directors, London - draft of letter to queen Ranavalona asking help for missionaries returning home

Mary Chick [formerly Mrs Hovenden], Tananarive - husband George's sudden illness

David Griffiths, Tananarive - would return home but queen asks him to stay; asserts his virtues; remains in Madagascar by queen's orders; she allows schools to continue

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Madagascar, 1794-1879 (list E2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note