Catalogue of Malayan Books

Scope and Content

'Catalogue of Malayan Books' by Thomas Beighton. A list provided by Thomas Beighton, London Missionary Society, to the Royal Asiatic Society of the Malay manuscripts in his possession. These are written in English and in Jawi script.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Beighton was born at Ednaston, Derbyshire, on 25 Dec. 1790. He went with the London Missionary Society as a missionary to Malacca. In 1819 he was stationed at Penang. Besides teaching in schools and holding religious services, he set up a printing-press for works in the Malay language. He died at Penang on 14 April 1844.

Acquisition Information

The list was sent by Thomas Beighton to the Society in 1828 according to the article, Leona O'Sullivan & Russell Jones (1983) Short notes: Malay manuscripts collected by the reverend Thomas Beighton. — Fourth European colloquium on Malay and Indonesian studies. — Profile: Pierre Labrousse, lexicographer extraordinary, Indonesia Circle. School of Oriental & African Studies. Newsletter, 11:32, 43-49, DOI: 10.1080/03062848308729565

Custodial History

The list was created by Thomas Beighton and sent to the Royal Asiatic Society.

Geographical Names