Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 O220
TitleSeymer, John Gunning
Extent12 items
DescriptionMadras, translation work.
/1-3 Letters 1841, 1851:
/1-2 HQ clerk's copies with [/1] original 1841;
/3A-B Application to be Oriental instructor at Islington [emphasizing importance of learning basic language before going abroad] 1851;

/4-12 Half-yearly reports 1853:
/4-8 Relating to preparation and printing of Tamil/English grammar 1853-1855;
/8-12 Relating to translation into Tamil of 'Marshman's Brief Survey of History' 1855-1857
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryJohn Gunning Seymer of England. Graduated Christ Church, Oxford University (2nd class), and MA.
After being accepted as a CMS missionary, he went out to Madras, CMS South India Mission, 27 June 1841.
In 1842, his service with CMS ended when he was appointed Professor at the college run by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1852, he was re-appointed by CMS; he continued to undertake translational work for CMS until he returned to England 20 August 1859 and resigned from mission service. Seymer was blind.


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