Scope and Content

includes letters on French actions in Tahiti


LMS directors, Mission House (London) - appeal re Tahiti; to Lord Aberdeen re their approach to king of the French, Louis Philippe; justification of missionaries' action in Tahiti; memorial to king of the French; acknowledge receipt of letter from Comte de St Aulaire; resolutions adopted 17 February 1745; letter to François Guizot (via Comte de St Aulaire)

Lord Aberdeen [George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen], Foreign Office [London]

H M Addington [permanent under-secretary, Foreign Office] - justifying government action; justifying Lord Aberdeen's statement in house of lords questioned by LMS

François Guizot (to Comte de St Aulaire) explaining King of the French's refusal to meet LMS deputation

letters on other matters from:

W H Roe, Southampton - verses promoting appeal for new ship

Robert Stewart (Moderator, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church in Ireland), Bushyfield [Nowhead, Ireland]

Edward Williams, Dymeirchion [Tremeirchion, Denbighshire]

Richard Knill, Woottonunderedge [Wootton-under-edge, Gloucestershire] and Braintree [Essex]

Mrs Kidd [née Hannah Irving] (widow of Professor Samuel Kidd), London

John Brown, Bursley [Staffordshire]

report of deputation to Lord Stanley [Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, later 14th Earl of Derby], Foreign Offfice (London) seeking grant of land at hong Kong for Anglo-Chinese College

James Parker, Greenock [Scotland]

William Hordle [Harwich] - suggests name of new ship be 'John Williams'; launch of the new ship celebrated by local children

joint letter from Edward Davies (tutor, Brecon College), David Williams (Llanwrtyd)

memorandum of amounts raised for Mrs Johns (widow of David Johns)

James Johnston, London

R Peek, Hazelwood near Kingsbridge [Devon]

M Turner

E Watson

Edward Stallybrass, Bishops Stortford [Hertfordshire]

Dr John Warburton and 2 other medics, London - medical opinion on Mrs Shurman [née Julia Cammerer]

William Ellis, Hoddesdon

J V Hall, Maidstone

Thomas Philip, London - arranging his ordination service

C Heaton, London

Thomas Powell, on board John Williams [John Williams I], off Gravesend

William Grice - bill for piloting the John Williams to the Downs

George Gill (on behalf of the brethren [fellow missionaries], on board John Williams, off Deal

Captain Robert Morgan, on board John Williams off Lands End

George Gogerly, Goole [Lincolnshire]

James Montgomery, Sheffield - submits a hymn (not included in file); design for jubilee medal

J W Shelly, Yarmouth

Edward Baines (junior), Leeds

William Drew, Malvern

Henry Richard

William Milne, Manchester

John Nelson Goulty, Brighton

William Campbell, Croydon

Sir Culling Eardley-Smith [later Sir Culling Eardley], Torquay - re Tahiti

Thomas Mann, Trowbridge

John Shurman, Horncastle

Mark Wilks, Cheltenham

Charles Hyatt (British and Foreign Sailors' Society), London - seek consultation with LMS

George Christie, Fritchley (near Alfreton [Derbyshire])

William Stancliffe, Hopton [Yorkshire]

Mary Nicholson, Manchester

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list for Home Incoming Correspondence, 1795-1876 (list A1) is available for available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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