Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14A/208C
TitleLetter from Augustus Henry Dittrich, St Petersburg, to Pratt
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 30 January. Has made an exploratory journey to Russia with brother Zaremba to begin mission work on the Russian frontier; needed Emperor's permission which has been given and they are about to start for Astrachan; they will stay there with the Scottish brethren for about two months studying Persian and Turkish; they then hope to go to Tiflis [Tbilisi] and the Persian frontier near the river Khur and the town of Baku seeking land for a missionary settlement; the Russian Bible Society at St Petersburg has given them letters to the Auxiliary Societies and depots at Astrachan, Georgiusk and Tiflis; asks for a letter of commendation and introduction to the British agent there as 'the protection of an English ambassador is of great importance in Persia'.
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