North India (Bengal),1839

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

joint letter from George Mundy, Charles Piffard, George Gogerly, John Campbell, James Bradbury and William Morton, Calcutta [Kolkata] - requesting return of Edward and Mrs Ray [née Piffard] to Calcutta district

Charles Piffard (acting secretary), Calcutta - finance; district committee minutes

joint letter of George Gogerly, James Kennedy, Ferdinand Van Sommer and Edward van Roer

Alphonse Lacroix (secretary), Calcutta - district committee officers; tour; finance; Bhowanipore school; district committee minutes; Union Chapel; status of schools; A C Mozoomder's position; need for itineration; salary for catechists

Thomas Boaz, Calcutta - Union Chapel

George Gogerly, Calcutta

Edward van Roer, Calcuta

John Campbell, (Bhowanipore) Calcutta - need of Bhowanipore Christian Institution; plea for support

A C Mozoomder, Calcutta - need for gospel in India

James Bradbury, Calcutta - nature of missionary work

William Morton, Calcutta - his wife's death

Micaiah Hill, Berhampore [Baharampur] - necessary support of converts when their living is lost on becoming Christians; litigation on property of converts; proposals for purchase of large property for Christians to work; need for mission in Darjeeling [Darjiling]

joint letter from James Paterson and Thomas Lessel, Berhampore - effects of famine in North West

James Paterson, Berhampore - journal of Bolai, Indian catechist, preaching on bank of Ganges

George Mundy, Chinsurah - annual review

copy of memorial to Legislative Council re marriages performed by dissenting ministers

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Other Finding Aids

The detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Bengal, 1800-1838 (list F1), available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library, does not cover 1839.

Archivist's Note