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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14A/169
TitleLetter from Dr William Hoffmann, Basel
Extent1 item
Date1842
DescriptionDated 29 March. Hopes [J. C.] Muller will alter his views on East Africa; comments relating to Brenner and Hebich; had written to C. F. Childe about the students only to save Coates trouble; thanks for finding schoolmaster for Mangalore, though there would be difficulties about salary as an English master with wife and children would be on a much higher salary than the missionaries at Mangalore who would be his superintendents; Basel thinks it would be easier to train a 'pious German' for two or three years in England; Fjellstedt will stay in Leipzig for a further six months engaged in his printing work, which has been delayed because 'of Halil Effendi's growing homesick and desiring to return home'; Fjellstedt's health will not allow him to return to Turkey and as the Malta Press is to be closed down it would be a shame for him to return 'into the woods of Sweden'; if there is no question of his future employment by CMS, Basel would be prepared to employ him.
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