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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E2/53
TitleLetter from Thomason to Corrie: 4 March 1819: Bancoorah
Extent1 doc.
Date1819
DescriptionAccount of his visit to six of the twelve schools at Burdwan superintended by Captain Stewart; he was most favourably impressed with the scholars' eager interest and the good grounding of their knowledge as revealed by individual examination; money prizes were distributed to the best pupils and the headclasses of all twelve schools are now to receive English instruction in the central school at Burdwan, built near the proposed missionary's house, where scripture instruction will be introduced by the missionary, all the drudgery of elementary education having been done beforehand, and friendly relations between Europeans and natives having been firmly established; in reading, writing, moral questions (from Aesop's fables), history, geography and astronomy the boys showed real knowledge of the school books they had studied (provided by the School-Book Society); a suitable missionary is eagerly desired for Burdwan [copy]
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