Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E2/55
TitleLetter from Adlington to Corrie: first report on Jay Narain's Charity School: 10 March 1819: Benares
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionAverage daily attendance is about 121; 63 studying in English, 32 in Persian, 11 in Hindi and Sanskrit, 15 in Bengali; the two top classes in English read the New Testament and the Gospel of St. John, the other three read monosyllabic material and the lowest class uses the sand table; a monitor teaches in each class, two of these being resident Christian orphan boys; most boys receive a small daily allowance from the funds; this, the assistant master's salary and that of the munshie and the maintenance of seven Christian boys, total 250 rupees per month; an English education must go far towards breaking down the ignorance and prejudice of the native boys, and open their minds to the truth; divine service is held every Sunday at Secrole for Europeans and Hindus, with a small attendance, which may increase with the arrival of troops [copy]
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