Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I3 O50/1-21
TitleMatchett, Rev. Abraham
Extent21 docs.
DescriptionKarachi 1852-1857; Hyderabad 1857-1861; England 1862
/1-6 Letters 1852, 1854, 1858, 1861-62 including:
/5A Request for type and Punjabi books: from James Sheldon, Andrew Burn and Matchett 1861;
/5B Includes ground plan sketch of premises at Hyderabad purchased for school and church 1862;
/6 Relates to Sindhi alphabet 1862;

/7-14 Journals 1851-57;
/7 Journal of missionary tour through Sind [Sehwan, Larkana, Shikarpur] 25 Nov 1851 - 16 Jan 1852;
/8 1 May - 31 Jul 1852 with covering letter: back page has thermometer readings in mission house Karachi Jun - Jul 1852: 6, 9, 10, 12a.m., 2, 3, 4 ,6 ,9p.m.
/9 Jul - Oct 1852;
/10 Nov 1851 - Mar 1853 [marked 'returned imperfect' but missing page is present: see CM 'Record' May 1854, p.104];
/11 Jan - Mar 1854 with covering letter [mentions two Mormon missionaries]: tour through Upper Sind: Kotri, Hyderabad, Sehwan, Larkana, Shikarpur, Jacobabad (including meeting Major Jacob), Shikarpur, Sukkur, Rohri (including seeing a strand of Mohammed's hair), Sehwan, Kotri, Karachi;
/12A Covering letter for 12B: includes reference to Haji Mirza Mahommad Baqir of Kandahar whom Matchett had sent to Pfander;
/12B 9 Nov 1854 - 22 Mar 1855: includes visit by Rev. Andrew Burn of Kotri Feb 1855; tour north to Shikarpur, east to Wanga bazaar and south to Shah Bunder; note at end relating to opinion resembling Paley's, concerning human conscience, prevalent amongst some churchmen in India and Sind, and gives testimony against it;
/13 12 Nov 1855 - 22 Mar 1856: journal of missionary tour through Sind [extracts printed C. M Record Feb 1857] includes Kotri, Hyderabad, Halla, Noushera, Rohri, Shikarpur, Sehwan, Hyderabad;
/14 Notes made during tour with Rev. Andrew Burn 31 Oct 1856 - 2 Feb 1857, with accompanying letter: includes Hyderabad, Muttari, Lal Odhera, Adam Khan's Tanda, Dilora and Brahminabad, Halla, Syud-ka-Goth, Mehur, Larkana, Shikarpur;

/15 Account of work: published in CM 'Intelligencer' [Apr 1859 pp.89-96] as "Missionary Labours in Sindh": with pen and ink illustrations, two surviving in MS, remainder removed and shown as engravings in the printed article;
/16-21 Annual letters for 1854-59
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