Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E1/1
TitleLetter from Rev. M. Thompson to Rev. Josiah Pratt, Secretary CMS: 12 May 1815: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionBoth missionaries [Schnarre and Rhenius] progress well in their studies and are expected to preach in Dr. Rottler's pulpit in a few weeks time, when the chapel has been repaired, the chaplain having agreed to this; the school opened on 1 May and has 46 pupils; another school is to be erected in the missionaries' garden, many girls have applied and two or three young married women; Thomason has returned to Calcutta and has sent money for the Tranquebar schools; Major Munro, the Resident at Travancore, is in Madras, his college for the education of Syrian priests and laymen is nearly finished; wants to suggest to Munro the establishment of a mission near the college in which the missionaries might teach English, Latin and Greek, while learning Malayalim; one of the two bishops of the Syrian church has just died and the new bishop is the ramban Joseph, who was to superintend the college; Munro hopes to turn this to good account; Dr. Buchanan ought to present some books to the college as recompense for those he took away from the Syrians; asks for eight or ten copies of 'Scott's' bible, which is in great demand at Madras;
Postscript: Madras, or Black Town, and Vepery, where Bartlett's Buildings mission is established stand related to each other as do London and St. George's Fields
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