Vocabularies of the language of the Friendly Islands [Tonga], compiled at Tongatabu [Tongatapu], and of the language of New Caledonia.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Compiled by the officers of the French frigates L'Espérance and La Recherche, includes some documents in French on the crews of the two ships and on instructions for the voyage in 1793.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

A selection of William Marsden's manuscript collection was transferred from King's College London to SOAS shortly after the School's foundation in 1916.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Custodial History

Formerly part of the library of the Orientalist and linguist William Marsden (1754-1836), a portion of which he presented to King's College London in 1835.