Demerara 1814

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Davies, Demerara - reports on his work; copy of letter to new Governor (John Murray) and his reply

John Davies, Providence Chapel (George Town) - Richard Elliott liked by whites, Davies hopes his conciliating ways will lessen prejudices; disturbance in largest plantation in Colony; critical of John Wray; so many pupils in school Davies does not need to draw LMS money; but later in year when John Wray requested refund he again asks further LMS money

Thomas Adam, Port of Spain (Trinidad) - success, needs more missionaries

H van Cooten, Demerara - John Kempton arrived to find Le Resouvenir recently occupied by Richard Elliott; John Wray arrives from Berbice and supports Kempton against Elliott.

Richard Elliott, Demerara - awaits decision of Board; explains his departure from Tobago; argues his case despite unpleasantness with John Wray and John Kempton; complains their conduct curtails his usefulness

J Forbes, London - introduces Albertus van der Haas and states Mrs van der Haas (previously Post) wishes to see George Burder while in London

L H van Gravesande - describes (17 Jun, page 7) Mr Glyn, a hermit-like Swedenborgian

money problems; drowning of Captain Langley, suggests Mr Russell, mate, take command.

crowds of Negroes [Africans] hear gospel

A van der Haas, Le Resouvenir - complains no missionary sent there since John Wray departed

George Burder, London - LMS Directors send John Kempton to Berbice and all missionaries to get on better

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Demerara, 1807-1894, (list C2), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note