This material is a transcript of the inventory list for London Missionary Society Incoming Letters (British Guiana 1807-1894) contained within the microfilm archives of the Council for World Mission. My family history resources page contains more details of this.

The fiche containing the inventory are "Missionary Society Archives, London. Index and Inventory Lists. A-744 British Guina (Demerara) 1807." Fiche 27 in this series contains pages 1-22, fiche 28 contains pages 23-35. The inventory details correspondence from 1807 to 1840.

The fiche containing the original letters are "The West Indies Incoming Letter. B. Guiana 1807-1894. Box no 1-11. H2122", commencing at fiche 345 in this series.


Box No 1

Folder No 1

Jacket

Place

Date

Name

Subjects

A

Demerara

5 Apr 1807

Post. H.H.

To J. Forbes. Request for a Missionary. Black schoolmaster engaged to teach some black people and children.

A

London

31 Aug 1807

Forbes. J

Extract of letter from H. van Cooten concerning: Population of Demerara; proportion of white people to black; Mr Post's religious doctrines.

A

London

5 Sep 1807

Forbes. J

Extract of letter from H. van Cooten concerning: proportion of English to Dutch owners in Demerara and Essequibo; Opposition and help from Planters. Languages spoken.

A

-

Read to Board 14 Sep 1807

-

Report relating to a mission in Demerara etc. With typed copy (1963).

A

Le Resouvenir

12 Feb 1808

Wray. John

Arrives at Le Resouvenir. Appreciation of Mr Post and Dutch resident clergyman.

A

Le Resouvenir

7 Mar 1808

Wray. John

Hopeful prospect. Governor grants permission to preach. Dutch minister intrigues.

A

Le Resouvenir

Mar 1808

Wray. John

Asks for 100 towards chapel being built. Large field of labour for Miss Ashford.

A

Georgetown

10 Apr 1808

Wray. John

Resident owners antagonistic but Managers, etc, friendly to preaching of the Gospel.

A

Demerara

2 May 1808

 

Declaration by Managers, etc, on East Coast Plantation, regarding the Rev. John Wray and the probable results of his teaching.

A

Demerara

3 May 1808

Wray. John

Possible expulsion from the Colony, but with Government permission prospects hopeful.

A

Le Resouvenir

19 May 1808

Wray. John

Effect of preaching on Negroes. Governor now more friendly. English clergyman also friendly. (In duplicate)

B

Le Resouvenir

4 Jun 1808

Wray. John

Interest in preaching grows.

B

Le Resouvenir

8 Jul 1808

Wray. John

Prejudices subsiding. New Governor appears favourable. He esteems Moravian Missionaries. Negro funeral customs.

B

London

17 Oct 1808

Hardcastle. J

Burder. G

Thanks for kind reception of John Wray and for support in his labours now tendered to Mr H. H. Post. Trying to influence the Government also Governor Bentinck. Appointment of John Davies.

B

Demerara

27 Oct 1808

Chandler. R

To Mr H. H. Post. Copy of certificate regarding probable effect of preaching to Negroes.

B

Demerara

28 Oct 1808

Simpson. A

To Mr H. H. Post. Copy of certificate regarding probable effect of preaching to the Negroes.

B

London

3 Nov 1808

Davies. John

Request regarding his fiancee should he become settled in Demerara.

B

Le Resouvenir

21 Nov 1808

Wray. John

Glowing reports of the results of his labours. First baptisms. Re postponements of Miss Ashford’s voyage.

B

London

28 Nov 1808

Burder. G

To Mr H.H. Post concerning possibility of Mr Wray abandoning work in Demerara.

B

London

28 Nov 1808

Burder. G

To Mr John Davies. As above.

B

Le Resouvenir

11 Dec 1808

Wray. John

Directors’ promise to him broken.

C

Le Resouvenir

19 Jan 1809

Wray. John

Urges Directors to obtain British Government’s protection for Mission.

C

Demerara

24 Jan 1809

Davies. John

His arrival. Receives Lieut. Governor’s permission to start School.

C

Demerara

4 Feb 1809

Wray. John

Suggests transfer of Mission to Scotch Society if Directors are not prepared to give adequate support.

C

Le Resouvenir

14 Feb 1809

Wray. John

Non arrival of Miss Ashford. Complaint lodged with Lieut. Governor. Wray's vindication.

C

Le Resouvenir

20 Feb 1809

Post. H. H.

To John Davies re school affairs.

C

Demerara

3 Mar 1809

Lt. Governor

Licence permitting John Davies to preach in his own house.

C

Le Resouvenir

6 Mar 1809

Wray. John

Progress of Christianity. New standards of values. Mr Davies meeting much opposition. Converts’ letters.

C

Le Resouvenir

14 Mar 1809

Wray. John

Unsigned letter. Dutch clergyman’s opposition.

C

George Town

29 Mar 1809

Wray. John

Regrets if he has said anything to offend the Directors but pleads justification. Mr Post's serious illness.

C

Demerara

29 Apr 1809

Haas. J. v. d.

Mr Post's death.

C

Demerara

1 May 1809

Wray. John

Effects of Mr Post's death. Arrival of Miss Ashford.

D

George Town

12 Jun 1809

Davies. John

Marriage to Miss Sanders. "Wray is dead".

D

George Town

14 Jun 1809

Davies. John

Prospects of spreading widely a knowledge of the gospel. Fiscal's interest.

D

Demerara

8 Jul 1809

Wray. John

Mr Adam dissatisfied with prospect.

D

Demerara

28 Aug 1809

Haas. J. v. d.

Mr Adam leaving for Trinidad. Mr Haas advances 500 to Mr Davies.

D

George Town

4 Oct 1809

Davies. John

Trouble at meetings. Fiscal's threat. Appeal to Governor. Conditional permission to preach. White parents withdraw children from school.

D

Demerara

24 Nov 1809

Davies. John

Recapitulation of happenings already reported. An Obeah man. Also enclosing testimonial signed by six coloured persons.

D

George Town

18 Dec 1809

Davies. John

"Jesus did not ride in a curricle" explanation.

Box No. 1

Folder No. 2

A

Demerara

1 Jan 1810

Haas. J .v. d.

Account with John Davies

A

George Town

17 Feb 1810

Davies. John

Bill of exchange protested for non payment.

A

George Town

22 Feb 1810

Davies. John

Protest against his treatment by the Society.

A

Demerara

1 Mar 1810

Haas. J. v. d.

Information regarding his marriage to Mrs Post.

A

London

6 Mar 1810

Directors

Defence of their action in connection with the Bill of Exchange.

A

Demerara

3 Apr 1810

Davies. John

Complains about attitude of the Society.

A

Le Resouvenir

3 Apr 1810

Wray. John

Sends Mrs Wray's portrait to her sister Mrs Pearce, per Mr Hodges.

A

Demerara

17 Apr 1810

Wray. John

Difficulties of preaching to slaves. Need for more Missionaries.

A

Demerara

25 Apr 1810

Davies. John

Points out his position re protested Bill.

A

London

28 May 1810

Directors

Copy of letter to John Davies. Quote his letter to prove that they have no responsibility.

A

Le Resouvenir

29 May 1810

Wray. John

Concerning Mr Hodges. Re coloured boy (Corner) taken to Scotland.

A

Demerara

4 Jul 1810

Davies. John

Concerning allowance to be made to him and asking for further books.

B

Demerara

24 Jan 1811

Davies. John

Pointing out reason for his conduct.

B

Demerara

7 Feb 1811

Wray. John

Sends present of coffee to wives of Directors. Regrets that Mr Purkis is not doing well in Tobago and fears jealousy of Mr Elliot.

B

 

5 Jun 1811

 

Appendix of Memorials on subject of proclamation by Governor. Gravesanda’s item includes good notes on Slavery.

C

Demerara

13 Jun 1811

Gravesanda. J. D. Van

Explains Mr Wray’s reasons for visiting England.

C

Liverpool

1 Aug 1811

Wray. John

Arrival in England.

C

London

16 Sep 1811

L.M.S. Secy.

Covering letter to Earl of Liverpool.

C

London

Oct 1811

Directors

Hostility of Colonial Govt. Copy of L.M.S. statement to Earl of Liverpool.

C

Demerara

26 Dec 1811

Wray. John

Reports safe arrival in Demerara. Birth of daughter.

C

     

Memoranda respecting Mr Wray and the prohibition of his instructing the negroes.

Box No 1

Folder No 3

A

Demerara

1 Jan 1812

Wray. John

Regrets differences between Mr Davies and Directors.

A

Demerara

13 Jan 1812

Wray. John

Cannot afford Religious Instructor. Mr Davies ill.

A

Demerara

15 Jan 1812

Wray. John

Details of voyage. Inspection of his books by the police.

A

Le Resouvenir

6 Apr 1812

Wray. John

Tract "Cushoo" had been sent to Lord Liverpool by Governor Bentinck who was a great enemy of preaching.

A

Demerara

6 Apr 1812

Gravesande. L. H. Van

Governor Bentinck recalled and Governor Carmichael appointed.

A

Demerara

8 Apr 1812

Gravesande. L. H. Van

Refers to Governor Carmichael’s Proclamation.

A

Demerara

6 May 1812

Wray. John

Refers to proclamation giving them the right to instruct the Negroes. 11. pp. Letter.

A

Demerara

9 May 1812

Wray. John

Death of Dr Vanderkemp. Speaks appreciatively of Governor Carmichael, etc.

B

George Town

15 May 1812

Governor Carmichael

Answering Missionaries’ various requests.

B

George Town

15 May 1812

Davies. John

Proposal to Governor re chapel, school, etc.

B

George Town

15 Jun 1812

Davies. John

Progress of Chapel

B

Demerara

1 Aug 1812

Gravesande. L. H. Van

Reports that Mr Davies’s Chapel is nearly completed.

B

George Town

1 Aug 1812

Davies. John

Reports state of Chapel building and requests that various articles be sent out.

B

Demerara

8 Sep 1812

Gravesande. L. H. Van

Everyone pleased with Wray and Davies. New Chapel nearly completed.

B

Demerara

9 Sep 1812

Davies. John

Revolt on Mr Overweg’s Estate. Mr Davies sent to mediate.

C

Le Resouvenir

9 Oct 1812

Wray. John

Speaks of new proclamation of Governor which he fears will be harmful to religion. Gives copy of proclamation. Duplicate adds news of Mr Haas’s death.

C

George Town

13 Oct 1812

Davies. John

Encloses copy of Governor’s printed instructions for the Burgher-Captains re the religion and morality of the Negroes.

C

Demerara

7 Nov 1812

Davies. John

Wray’s call to Berbice.

C

Le Resouvenir

9 Dec 1812

Wray. John

Reports his journey to Berbice to see what the prospects were.

C

Demerara

16 Dec 1812

Wray. John

Reports on what has happened in Demerara.

C

Demerara

17 Dec 1812

Wray. John

Colony in bad way. Mentions Macaulay.

C

Plant Repentin

17 Dec 1812

Gravesande. L. H. Van

Re advice he has given to Mr Davies on completed Chapel.

C

Demerara

18 Dec 1812

Davies. John

Glad to be once more united with Society. Dearness of provisions owing to war with America.

C

Demerara

19 Dec 1812

Davies. John

Hopes new man will go to Resouvenir. They give 300 per year to the L.M.S.

Box No 1

Folder No 4

A

Demerara

15 Jan 1813

Davies. John

Financial distress. Request for 100 on account of ssalary and 200 as loan to pay pressing accounts. Proposed formation of Auxiliary.

A

Demerara

6 Mar 1813

Davies. John

Capt. Langley drowned with three others. Requests that Mrs Langley be informed. Suggests Mr Russell, the Mate be put in command of the ship.

A

Le Resouvenir

3 Oct 1813

Haas. A. v. d.

Complains that no Missionary has been sent since departure of John Wray.

A

Demerara

18 Nov 1813

Davies. John

Acknowledges money on account of Chapel. Crowds of Negroes come to hear Gospel.

B

Demerara

22 Feb 1814

Davies. John

Reports on work. Copy of letter to Governor and reply.

B

Port of Spain

26 Apr 1814

Adam. T

Speaks of success of work. Need of more Missionaries.

B

Demerara

2 May 1814

Cooten. H.V.

Le Resouvenir occupied by Mr Elliot which is resented by Mr Kempton.

B

Demerara

2 May 1814

Elliot. R

Arrival from Tobago. Mr H.V. Cooten and others interested in management of estate urged him to remain. Now awaiting decision of the Board.

B

Demerara

3 May 1814

Davies. John

Mr and Mrs Kempton's arrival. Mr and Mrs Elliot arrived last month. Living at Le Resouvenir. Mr Elliot who is much liked by whites refrains from interfering with management of Negroes. Reports disturbance on largest plantation in Colony.

B

Demerara

13 Jun 1814

Cooten. H.V.

Mr Wray arrives from Berbice and supports Mr Kempton against Mr Elliot. Had entered Mr Elliot's pulpit on Sunday and disturbances had been feared. Mr Davies had done his best to effect a reconciliation but without success.

B

Demerara

17 Jun 1814

Gravesande. L. H. Van.

Note on Glyn the Hermit on page seven.

C

Le Resouvenir

17 Jun 1814

Elliot. R.

Explains leaving Tobago.

C

Demerara

23 Jun 1814

Davies. John

Compares his work with Wray's.

C

Demerara

1 Aug 1814

Davies. John

Acknowledges Chronicles. So many pupils in school that it is unnecessary to draw money from Society.

C

Le Resouvenir

1 Aug 1814

Elliot. R.

Unpleasantness between Mr Wray, Mr Kempton and the writer. Endeavours to show that he has a good case.

C

London

16 Aug 1814

Forbes. J.

Introduces Mr A. van der Haas.

C

Le Resouvenir

8 Sep 1814

Elliot. R

Complains of conduct of Mr Wray and Mr Kempton which he maintains curtails his usefulness.

C

London

19 Sep 1814

Burder. G

The Directors wish Mr Kempton to proceed to Berbice. They also urge that all Missionaries should try to get on well together. In letter to H.V. Cooten.

C

Demerara

25 Nov 1814

Elliot. R.

Complains of continued opposition of Mr Kempton.

C

Demerara

19 Dec 1814

Elliot. R.

Acknowledges letter of May 2nd. Showed same to Mr Kempton of whose conduct he again has to complain.

C

Demerara

20 Dec 1814

Davies. John

Mr Wray has demanded payment of sums due to him. Owing to illness the writer is obliged to ask further help from the Society.

Box No 2

Folder No 1

A

Charles Town

6 Feb 1815

Gravesande. L.H. Van

Elliot’s arrival at Le Resouvenir and subsequent events.

A

Demerara

6 Feb 1815

Kempton. J

Expenses of journey to England and his treatment by the Directors.

A

Demerara

14 Feb 1815

Elliot. R

Complains of not receiving letter or Chronicles. Health bad. Complains bitterly of treatment received from Mr Wray and Mr Kempton

A

Demerara

4 Mar 1815

Van Cooten

Negroes are now set against Mr Elliot.

A

Demerara

10 Mar 1815

Elliot. R

Deals with ill-will between Mr Wray and himself and with stabbing of his horse.

A

Demerara

17 Apr 1815

Elliot. R

Reports that work is going well. Large congregations everywhere except at Le Resouvenir.

A

Demerara

17 Apr 1815

Davies. John

Account of moneys received from the Society. Urges the Directors to allow him the usual salary for married Missionaries.

A

Demerara

2 Jun 1815

Elliot. R.

Reasons for leaving Tobago.

A

Demerara

4 Jul 1815

Davies. John

He and Mr Wray are reconciled. Working with a Methodist missionary who has come to the district.

B

Demerara

5 Aug 1815

Van Cooten

Has never heard any charges against Elliot except from Wray and Kempton

B

Demerara

8 Aug 1815

Davies. John

Differences made up. Deputation from blind man named Otto and friends from Essequibo to preach to them. Re founding a Mission there.

B

Demerara

8 Aug 1815

Elliot. R

Recalled to England. Maintains that investigations should take place at Demerara.

B

Demerara

6 Sep 1815

Elliot. R

Urges that extracts of letters from Wray and Kempton should be sent to him.
Continues as Missionary until he hears from Directors. To the Secretary.

B

Demerara

6 Sep 1815

Elliot. R

Same as above to Rev. Charles Dewhurst.

B

Demerara

7 Sep 1815

Davies. John

His opinion of Mr Elliot’s conduct which he considers exemplary.

B

Demerara

11 Oct 1815

Elliot. R

Visit to Mahica.

B

George Town

8 Dec 1815

Elliot. R

Visit to Indians.

C

Demerara

12 Jan 1816

Davies. John

Wray and he are now friends again.

C

Demerara

20 Mar 1816

Elliot. R

Indian Post project. See Governor.

C

Demerara

20 Apr 1816

Elliot. R

Reports removal into Town.

C

Holland

23 May 1816

Van de Haas. Mrs

Matters not going well at Resouvenir.

C

Demerara

29 May 1816

Elliot. R

Deals with controversy. Details of his work.

C

Demerara

26 Jun 1816

Elliot. R

Corrects some figures given in last letter.

C

Demerara

20 Jul 1816

Davies. John

Reports as to work. Finance. Failing health. Duplicate.

C

Demerara

24 Jul 1816

Elliot. R

Has not seen Mr Hayes. Gives his reasons for residing in Town.

C

Demerara

29 Aug 1816

Davies. John

Finance. Ill-health.

C

Demerara

8 Sep 1816

Elliot. R

Remonstrates against his recall and argues as to the splendid work he is doing. Mr Ddavies has recovered from his illness. Mrs Elliot’s health.

C

Demerara

1 Nov 1816

Davies. John

Reports recovery from severe illness. Regrets withdrawal of support from Mr Elliot.

Box No 2

Folder No 2

A

Demerara

7 Jan 1817

22 Mar 1817

Davies. John

Finance. Ill-health of self and wife. Requests assistance to visit England after absence of nine years. In letter of March 22nd reports arrival of Mr and Mrs Smith. Letter dated Nov. 1st is duplicate of last letter in folder 1.

A

Demerara

15 Jan 1817

Davies. John

Duplicate of part of foregoing.

A

Demerara

4 Mar 1817

Smith. John

Reports arrival after rough voyage of forty-six days. Dwelling-house dilapidated.

A

George Town

21 Mar 1817

Smith. John

Sanction of Governor to preach but not to teach. Chapel well attended. Wray’s visit.

A

Demerara

10 Apr 1817

Elliot. R

Great success on West Coast.

A

George Town

7 May 1817

Smith. John

Requests supply of books.

A

Demerara

3 Jun 1817

Elliot. R

Arrangements for support.

A

George Town

10 Jul 1817

Smith. John

Reports on work. Extracts from diary.

A

Demerara

8 Aug 1817

Davies. John

Presses for reply to his letter. Death of daughter.

B

Demerara

27 Sep 1817

Wray. John

Davies. John

Hostile reports in Guiana Chronicles.

B

Demerara

7 Oct 1817

Davies. John

Action to be brought against printer.

B

George Town

13 Oct 1817

Smith. John

Reports on work and church members. Enmity of Mr Haas. Death of Gingo.

B

Demerara

14 Oct 1817

Smith. John

To D. Langton. Reasons for writing to Liverpool for books. Opposition by white people.

B

Demerara

24 Nov 1817

Elliot. R

Received no letter or books. State of the West Coast.

B

Demerara

27 Nov 1817

Smith. John

Building new chapel. Advice concerning Mercer.

B

Demerara

14 Dec 1817

Quamina and others.

Gratitude for Missionary sent to them.

B

George Town

15 Dec 1817

Smith. John

Reports on work. Encloses above letter. Acknoledges Bibles and Testaments.

C

Demerara

7 Jan 1818

Smith. John

Sixty-two adults baptised. Death of Hannah. Necessity for keeping a horse.

C

Demerara

31 Jan 1818

Davies. John

Death of child. Great depression and ill-health. No answer to request for leave to visit England.

C

Demerara

28 Feb 1818

Elliot. R

Ill-health. Mission Station on West Coast. Mr Davies very ill.

C

George Town

18 Mar 1818

Smith. John

Reports good progress in spite of opposition.

C

Demerara

24 Apr 1818

Davies. John

Complains of Wesleyans. Subscriptions.

C

Demerara

4 Jun 1818

Smith. John

Chapel at Le Resouvenir. Finance.

C

Demerara

28 Jul 1818

Elliot. R

Corrects misunderstanding of his feelings towards Mr Davies. Property at Tobago.

C

Demerara

29 Jul 1818

Davies. John

Loss of his law case. Asks for instructions. Importance of giving validity to ordination certificates.

C

Demerara

28 Aug 1818

Davies. John

Two bad attacks of fever. Finance.

C

Demerara

14 Oct 1818

Elliot. R

Great success of work on West Coast.

C

George Town

14 Oct 1818

Smith. John

Progress of work in various places. Presses for Missionary for Mahaica.

C

Demerara

29 Dec 1818

Davies. John

Finance.

Box No 2

Folder No 3

A

Demerara

20 Jan 1819

Smith. John

Extract from Post’s Will. High postal charges. Needs spectacles.

A

Demerara

25 Jan 1819

Davies. John

Health improved. Not visiting England.

A

Demerara

2 Mar 1819

Elliot. R

Urges erection of chapel on West Coast. Opposed by Mrs Waterton.

A

Demerara

27 Mar 1819

Davies. John

Caution needed in printing letters.

A

Demerara

5 Apr 1819

Davies. John

Salary.

A

Demerara

12 Apr 1819

Elliot. R

Smith raised eleven quineas at first Auxiliary Meeting.

A

Demerara

19 May 1819

Smith. John

Letter in Evangelical Magazine as to slaves working on Sunday.

A

Demerara

19 May 1819

Davies. John
Elliot. R

P.S. to above letter.

A

Demerara

29 May 1819

Elliot. R

Second Annual Meeting

A

Demerara

20 Jun 1819

Elliot. R

Chapel at Tobago. Chronicles not received.

A

Demerara

24 Jun 1819

Smith. John

Gladstone’s slaves.

A

Demerara

5 Jul 1819

Davies. John

Finance.

B

Demerara

24 Jul 1819

Elliot. R

Sale of land in Tobago.

B

Demerara

1 Sep 1819

Elliot. R

Tobago property.

B

Demerara

22 Oct 1819

Davies. John

Planters oppose collectors.

B

Demerara

27 Nov 1819

Elliot. R

Sale of Tobago property.

B

Demerara

2 Dec 1819

Davies. John

Dividing spheres of work.

B

Demerara

9 Dec 1819

Davies. John
Elliot. R
Smith. John

Annual Meetings and copies of Legal documents.

C

Demerara

10 Jan 1820

Davies. John

Yellow Fever.

C

Demerara

10 Jan 1820

Davies. John

Fears letters are opened.

C

Demerara

15 Jan 1820

Mercer. J

Loss of ship which carried a Bill of Exchange.

C

Demerara

21 Jan 1820

Davies. John

Regrets fears of letter opening.

C

Demerara

22 Jan 1820

Mercer. J

Discouraged. No opening for him.

C

Demerara

21 Feb 1820

Davies. J
Elliot. R
Smith. J
Mercer. J

Reasons for not presenting Board’s letter to Governor.

C

Demerara

17 Mar 1820

Davies. J

Cost of charges made against him.

C

Demerara

28 Mar 1820

Elliot. R

Finance.

C

Demerara

29 Mar 1820

Elliot. R

To Hankey re Tobago Chapel.

C

Demerara

29 Mar 1820

Elliot. R

To Burder. Cost of new Chapel.

C

Demerara

5 Apr 1820

Davies. J

Finance. Letter unsealed?

C

Demerara

18 Apr 1820

Davies. J

Finance.

C

Demerara

18 Apr 1820

Elliot. R

Finishing new chapel.

D

Demerara

23 May 1820

Elliot. R

Finance.

D

Demerara

13 Jun 1820

Mercer. J

Sends drawing of Resouvenir.

D

Demerara

19 Jun 1820

Davies. J
Elliot. R
Smith. J
Mercer. J

Report of Annual Meeting.

D

Demerara

17 Jul 1820

Mercer. J

Presses for instructions.

D

Demerara

17 Aug 1820

Elliot. R

Grant restored by Colony.

D

Demerara

19 Aug 1820

Elliot. R
Smith. J
Mercer. J

Support John Davies.

D

Demerara

19 Aug 1820

Davies. J

Explains actions.

D

Demerara

21 Aug 1820

Mercer. J

Finance. Commences to preach.

D

Demerara

22 Sep 1820

Mercer. J

Awaits orders. Discouragements.

D

Demerara

5 Oct 1820

Mercer. J

Finance. Awaits directions.

D

Demerara

28 Oct 1820

Davies. J

Picture of Kalee in Magazine may do harm in B. Guiana.

D

Demerara

13 Dec 1820

Elliot. R

Mrs Elliot arrives. Thanks for help given her.

D

Demerara

14 Dec 1820

Mercer. J

Future Plans. Corrects mistakes in Report of Directors.

Box No 2

Folder No 4

A

Demerara

12 Jan 1821

Mercer. J

Opening at Leguan.

A

Demerara

1 Feb 1821

Davies. J

Ill-health.

A

Demerara

13 Feb 1821

Mercer. J

Past work and future plans.

A

Demerara

14 Feb 1821

Elliot. R

Concerning collections.

A

Demerara

30 Mar 1821

Mercer. J

Another disapointment

A

Demerara

17 Apr 1821

Elliott. R

Family affairs. Work hopeful.

A

Demerara

4 May 1821

Smith. John

Subscriptions. Report.

A

Demerara

8 May 1821

Davies. John

Finance. Family affairs.

A

Demerara

18 May 1821

Davies. John

Finance.

A

Demerara

25 May 1821

Elliot. R

Annual meeting and Finance.

A

Demerara

8 Jun 1821

Mercer. J

Permission to work at Leguan.

A

Demerara

20 Jun 1821

Elliot. R

Sends 130 local contributions.

A

Demerara

24 Jun 1821

Mercer. J

Needs a house.

B

Leguan

29 Jun 1821

Mercer. J

Advises approach to planters by important men.

B

Leguan

29 Jun 1821

Mercer. J

Reports on difficulties.

B

George Town

24 Sep 1821

Mercer. J

Much better prospects.

B

George Town

9 Oct 1821

Davies. John

Remittance from

B

Leguan

28 Oct 1821

Mercer. J

Report on work.

B

George Town

22 Nov 1821

Davies. John

Now hopes to take furlough.

B

Leguan

25 Nov 1821

Mercer. J

Proposed removal to Trinidad.

C

George Town

1822

Davies. John

Twelve documents concerning the legal action taken against him because of his efforts to resist interruption of his services at Church.

D

George Town

12 Jan 1822

Mercer. J

Reason for delaying going to Trinidad.

D

Demerara

14 Jan 1822

Elliot. R

Reports of progress.

D

George Town

28 Jan 1822

Davies. John

Fourteenth year of work.
Duplicate.

D

Demerara

7 Feb 1822

Elliot. R

List of subscribers.

D

Demerara

22 Feb 1822

Davies. John

Medical certificate.

D

Demerara

22 Mar 1822

Mercer. J

Advised by J. Brown of Trinidad to continue where he is for a time.

D

Demerara

1 Apr 1822

Davies. John

Furlough.

D

Demerara

1 Apr 1822

Elliot. R
Smith. John

Collections and subscriptions.

D

Demerara

8 Apr 1822

Davies. John

Furlough. Death of Mr Holm - former candidate.

D

Demerara

11 Apr 1822

Elliot. R

Attempts to fire the town.

D

George Town

12 Apr 1822

Mercer. J

Instructions received. Cooperation of Mr Austin.

D

George Town

2 May 1822

Mercer. J

Finance.

D

George Town

29 Nov 1822

Smith. John

Report on work. Prospect of new chapel at Dochfour.

Box No 3

Folder No 1

A

Demerara

20 Jan 1823

Elliot. R

Speech by Davies at Bristol.

A

Demerara

28 Feb 1823

Smith. J

Report on work. Teaching to read.

A

Houndsditch

12 Mar 1823

Elliot. R

Smith’s treatment by the Court.

A

Rochester

9 Apr 1823

Davies. J

Letter to Royal Gazette on his speech.

A

Demerara

18 Nov 1823

Mr and Mrs Davies

Smith’s treatment.

A

Demerara

6 Dec 1823

Davies. J

Introduces Lieut. Sanders. Efforts should be made to save Smith’s life.

A

     

Draft petition to House of Commons against sentence on Smith.

A

     

Extract from letter to John Smith in Demerara.

A

London

15 Dec 1823

 

Secretary’s notes of Board Meeting re Smith.

B

Demerara

17 May 1824

Davies. J

Defends his conduct in Smith’s case.

B

London

May 1824

 

List of petitions received at Headquarter’s (Austin Friars) in Smith’s case.

B

Demerara

5 Jul 1824

Davies. J

Better prospects for work.

B

Demerara

13 Aug 1824

Davies. J

Good prospects continue.

C

Demerara

13 Jan 1825

Davies. Sarah

Illness of J. Davies.

C

Demerara

29 Apr 1825

Davies. J

Resouvenir occupied by C of E clergyman.

C

Demerara

2 Jun 1825

Herbert. C (Fiscal)

Concerning Chapel. With reply. L.M.S. does not give up.

C

Demerara

26 Ajulpr 1825

Davies. J

Spectacles, books and medicines needed.

C

George Town

27 Sep 1825

Davies. J

Welcome Mr Wiles. Death of Mrs Gibbs. Earthquake.

Box No 3

Folder No 2

A

Demerara

10 Jan 1826

Davies. J

Eulogy for Bogue. Has been seventeen years in Demerara.

A

Demerara

20 Feb 1826

Davies. J

Duplicate of above with some additions.

A

Demerara

8 Mar 1826

Fletcher. J

Wesleyan Missionary. Re proposal to abandon Mission.

A

Demerara

16 Apr 1826

Providence Chapel

Members re Rev. J. Davies.

A

Demerara

Apr, Jun, Aug 1826

Davies. J

Six documents on his conduct towards Smith.

B

Demerara

13 Dec 1826

Davies. J

State of mission. Thinks the Society of Friends might help.

B

Demerara

19 Dec 1826

Davies. J

On proposed discontinuance of Mission

C

Demerara

9 Mar 1827

Providence Chapel

Secretary on state of Church. 140 members of whom 100 are slaves.

C

Demerara

14 Mar 1827

Davies. J

Finance.

C

Demerara

23 Apr 1827

Fletcher. J

Wesleyan Missionary. Death of Davies on the 20th.

C

Demerara

30 Apr 1827

Fletcher. J

Ownership of Chapel. Support for widow.

C

Demerara

3 May 1827

Providence Chapel

Secretary appeals for new Missionary.

C

Demerara

5 May 1827

Fletcher. J

Largely duplicate of above letter.

C

Liverpool

10 May 1827

Davies. J (Capt)

Covering letter from Providence Chapel.

C

Liverpool

12 May 1827

Hurry. Nicholas

Covering letter from Providence Chapel.

C

Demerara

28 May 1827

Fletcher. J

Population of George Town area is 20,000. Total seating capacity of Churches is 4,000.

C

Demerara

16 Aug 1827

Davies. Mrs

As to terms on which property is transferred.

C

Demerara

29 Aug 1827

Wray. John

Condition of Providence Chapel.

C

Demerara

5 Sep 1827

Providence Chapel

Secretary asks for Missionary.

C

London

End of Year. 1827

 

Precis of Directors dealings with Davies.

Box No 3

Folder No 3

A

Demerara

15 Jan 1828

Davies. Mrs

After delays seeks aid of McNab of Greenock in correspondence.

A

Greenock

24 Apr 1828

Wilson. W
Ker. Alan

Status of Davies. Ownership of Chapel.

A

Greenock

25 Apr 1828

McNab. J

Appeals for Mrs Davies.

A

Demerara

16 May 1828

Davies. Mrs

Delay in settlement.

A

London

Jun 1828

Orme. Rev. W

Draft answer to Wilson and Ker.

A

Greenock

9 Jun 1828

McNab. J

Allowance to Mrs Davies.

A

Greenock

9 Jun 1828

McNab. J

Copy of above with Arundel’s notes.

A

Greenock

15 Nov 1828

McNab. J

Description of Providence Chapel and house.

A

Demerara

8 Dec 1828

Ketley. Joseph

Voyage and arrival.

A

London

8 Dec 1828

 

Secretarial Memoranda on finances of case.

B

Demerara

17 Feb 1829

Wray. John

Ketley arrives. West Coast Chapel to be handed to L.M.S.

B

Demerara

20 Feb 1829

Davies. Mrs

Doctor’s Bill.

B

Demerara

4 Apr 1829

Ketley. Joseph

Resides in Charles Town George Town. Re West Coast Chapel.

B

Demerara

8 Apr 1829

Ketley. Joseph

Plans of Mrs Davies re Chapel.

B

Demerara

May 1829

Foster. J. H.

Inventory of effects at Chapel on Blankenburg. West Coast handed over to Ketley in April.

B

Demerara

12 Jun 1829

D"Urban (Governor)

Re West Coast Chapel.

B

Greenock

22 Jun 1829

McNab. J

Allowance to Mrs Davies.

B

Demerara

9 Jul 1829

Ketley. Joseph

West Coast Chapel handed over from Church of England.

B

Greenock

5 Aug 1829

McNab. J

Allowance to Mrs Davies.

B

Demerara

28 Aug 1829

Ketley. Joseph

Mrs Davies holds the Chapel.

B

Greenock

1 Sep 1829

McNab. J

Accepts on behalf of Mrs Davies 1,000 for Chapel.

C

Greenock

2 Sep 1829

Lusk. R. B.

Asks for letters.

C

Demerara

19 Sep 1829

Ketley. Joseph

Action of Mrs Davies as to property. Negro congregation and cost of chapel.

C

Demerara

26 Sep 1829

Davies. Mrs

Ready to leave when paid.

C

Demerara

6 Oct 1829

Ketley. J

West Coast Chapel and work.

C

Demerara

23 Oct 1829

Ketley. J

Bargaining with Mrs Davies.

C

Greenock

23 Oct 1829

Lusk. R. B.

Again asks for letters.

C

Demerara

24 Oct 1829

Davies. Mrs

Accepts offer made to McNab with qualifications.

C

Demerara

26 Oct 1829

Ketley. J

Further letters to Mrs Davies.

C

Demerara

26 Nov 1829

Ketley. J

Thinks a new chapel might be cheaper.

C

Demerara

2 Dec 1829

Davies. Mrs

Reserves husband’s tomb.

C

Demerara

12 Dec 1829

Ketley. J

West Coast property. Work at Providence.

C

Greenock

21 Dec 1829

McNab. J

Final terms with Mrs Davies.

C

Greenock

26 Dec 1829

McNab. J

Encloses copy of letter from Mrs Davies.

Box No 4

Folder No 1

A

Demerara

12 Jan 1830

Ketley. J

Estate boundaries. Opening new chapel on Fort Island.

A

Inverkeithing

18 Jan 1830

Brown. E (Rev)

Enquiry as to native teacher for East Indies.

A

Greenock

20 Jan 1830

McNab. J

Mrs Davies and her property. Further difficulties.

A

Greenock

20 Jan 1830

Wilson. W (Rev)

Protests against resolution of Directors to abandon idea of purchasing property of the late Rev. John Davies.

A

Greenock

29 Jan 1830

McNab. J

Thanks for delaying the matter so that Mrs Davies may have another chance of accepting.

A

Demerara

4 Feb 1830

Ketley. J

Financial.

A

Demerara

24 Mar 1830

Ketley. J

Finance. Opening of new Chapel at Fort Island. Mrs Davies shortly sailing for Europe. Anxiety re future of Chapel.

A

Demerara

5 Apr 1830

Lewis. M

Reports safe arrival.

A

Demerara

14 May 1830

Ketley. J
Lewis. M

Budget of necessary expenses to enable Directors to fix allowance.

A

Demerara

21 May 1830

Lewis. M

Schedule of expected expenses. Report as to Mission.

A

Demerara

25 May 1830

Ketley. J

Legal business concerning Mrs Davies and her children.

A

Demerara

26 May 1830

Davies. Mrs

Re Bill of Exchange for passage money.

A

Demerara

25 Jun 1830

Ketley. J

Report on journey to Fort Island.

A

Demerara

8 Jul 1830

Ketley. J

Mr Wray’s ill-health and need of more Missionaries.

B

Cambridge Heath

31 Jul 1830

Davies. Mrs

To Rev. J. Arundel. Explanation re piece of land.

B

Demerara

2 Aug 1830

Lewis. M

Reported state of Mission and Mr Wray’s health.

B

London

3 Aug 1830

Arundel. J (Rev)

Interview with Mrs Davies.

B

Bristol

8 Oct 1830

Davies. Mrs

Extracts concerning the Indians.

B

Demerara

22 Oct 1830

Ketley. J

Copy of papers relating to West Coast Chapel with plans.

B

Demerara

1 Nov 1830

Ketley. J

Mission accounts.

B

Demerara

16 Dec 1830

Ketley. J

Re Library.

B

Demerara

21 Dec 1830

Ketley. J
Lewis. M

Finance. Enlargement of Providence Chapel. Hopeful report on West Coast. Fort Island also encouraging.

C

Demerara

23 Mar 1831

Ketley. J

Ill-health. Re Mr Lewis going to Berbice.

C

Bristol

24 Mar 1831

Davies. Mrs

Asking that monies be invested for her.

C

Demerara

9 Apr 1831

Lewis. M

Discusses the propriety of remaining at Berbice during Mr Wray’s absence. Need of another worker in Demerara.

C

Bristol

14 Apr 1831

Davies. Mrs

Intends starting a school.

C

Demerara

12 May 1831

Ketley. J

Health better. Hoping for assistant from England. Birth of daughter.

C

Demerara

23 May 1831

Ketley. J

Mission news.

C

Demerara

29 Sep 1831

Ketley. J

Formation of Junior Auxiliary. Regrets debt on Chapel. Hurricane and distress resulting from it.

C

Demerara

20 Oct 1831

Ketley. J

General review of work, plans and prospects.

C

Demerara

22 Oct 1831

Lewis. M

Regrets that the Directors have been unable to procure the services of a Missionary for Demerara. Recommends John Adams.

C

Berbice

? Nov 1831

Adams. J

Offers himself as Missionary.

C

Demerara

7 Nov 1831

Lewis. M

To Mr Wray. Explains presence in Demerara as he wishes to make some arrangements for restraint of Negroes when liberty is conferred in a few days.

C

Demerara

8 Nov 1831

Ketley. J

Financial with accounts for Year.

C

Demerara

27 Dec 1831

Ketley. J

Detailed report of the condition of several Missions in this Colony.

Box No 4

Folder No 2

A

Demerara

3 Jan 1832

Scott. J

Reports safe arrival. Mr Lewis’s illness.

A

Demerara

7 Jan 1832

Ketley. J
Lewis. M

Governor willing to make a grant of land on which Chapel at Fort Island is built. Unfortunately West Coast Chapel not on Govt. land. Compalins of conditions of books sent out.

A

Berbice

16 Jan 1832

Ketley. J
Lewis. M

Expectations of soon seing Mr Scott. Think that he should work on West Coast.

A

Demerara

23 Jan 1832

Ketley. J

Death of Mr Michael Lewis.

A

Bristol

24 Mar 1832

Davies. Mrs

School and money matters.

A

Demerara

20 Apr 1832

Ketley. J

Further details of Mr Lewis’s death and of his plans had he lived.

A

Bristol

18 May 1832

Davies. Mrs

Asking for money.

A

Demerara

24 May 1832

Ketley. J

Report on Mission and Infant School. Re Juvenile Auxiliary Missionary Society.

A

Berbice

4 Jun 1832

Wray. John

Copy of correspondence between Wray, Ketley and Scott.

A

Demerara

16 Jun 1832

Ketley. J

Death of Protector of slaves in Berbice. Asks for regular supplies of Missionary magazines.

A

Demerara

23 Jun 1832

Ketley. J

Station Accounts.

A

Demerara

16 Aug 1832

Scott. J

Arrival of wife and children. Re West Coast which he considers his special province.

B

Demerara

28 Sep 1832

Ketley. J

Opportunities amonst the Essequibo Indians. Itineration.

B

Demerara

26 Oct 1832

Ketley. J
Scott. J

With four enclosures. The education of John Adams, a candidate for the army occupying Berbice.

B

Demerara

30 Oct 1832

Scott. J

Opening of new chapel at Berbice.

B

Demerara

26 Nov 1832

Scott. J

Building repairs.

B

Demerara

7 Dec 1832

Ketley. J

Thanks for Infant School equipment. Building not yet started. Pecuniary circumstances of Mr Lewis.

B

Demerara

No Date

Ketley. J

Hope of George Town and two Essequibo outstations becoming self-supporting.

B

Demerara

28 Dec 1832

Ketley. J

His fourth Annual Report.

Box No 4

Folder No 3

A

Demerara

No Date

Adams. J

Confession of Faith. History of life and conversion.

A

Demerara

4 Jan 1833

Ketley. J

Family matters. Requests Evangelical Magazine instead of Chronicle.

A

Demerara

14 Jan 1833

Scott. J

Visit to Berbice for opening of the Chapel. Rejoices at Mr Ellis’s appointment.

A

Demerara

8 Mar 1833

Scott. J

Report on work to date.

A

Demerara

20 Mar 1833

Ketley. J

Chiefly regarding his ill-health.

A

Demerara

3 Apr 1833

Scott. J

Accident on staircase. Financial.

A

Demerara

No Date

Scott. J

Expense of repairs. Wishes for instructions.

A

Demerara

17 Jul 1833

Ketley. J

Report of second anniversary of Juvenile Auxiliary.

B

Demerara

28 Jul 1833

Ketley. J

Station Accounts.

B

Demerara

24 Aug 1833

Scott. J

Replies to Director’s queries.

B

Demerara

27 Aug 1833

Ketley. J

Effort to liquidate debt on Infant School.

B

Demerara

12 Sep 1833

Ketley. J

Report as to Infant School and other branches of work.

B

Demerara

12 Sep 1833

Ketley. J

Continuation of previous letter.

B

Demerara

2 Dec 1833

Ketley. J

Financial. Success of Infant School and extension of work. Mr Howe’s arrival in Berbice.

B

Demerara

6 Dec 1833

Ketley. J

Mission Accounts. Sketch of Creeks.

Box No 4

Folder No 4

A

Demerara

1 Jan 1834

Scott. J

Mission accounts.

A

Demerara

26 Jan 1834

Ketley. J

Detailed report on Mission.

A

Demerara

12 Jan 1834

Scott. J

Favourable state of the Mission.

A

Demerara

3 Feb 1834

Ketley. J

Orders books, etc.

A

Demerara

5 Feb 1834

Ketley. J

Reports opening of new Church.

A

Demerara

28 Feb 1834

Scott. J

Some notes on the Colony generally.

A

Demerara

23 Apr 1834

Ketley. J

Re new chapel needed in the Colony.

A

Demerara

1 May 1834

Carter
Fraser
and others

Gratitude to the Society and to the Missionary and need for new building.

B

Demerara

7 May 1834

Ketley. J

Selected locations for next two Missionaries. Awaiting arrival of Mr Haywood.

B

Demerara

9 May 1834

Sir J. Carmichael and
J. Ketley

Queries re Infant School and reply thereto.

B

Demerara

5 Jun 1834

Watt. C. D.

Reports arrival.

B

Demerara

16 Jun 1834

Scott. J

Complains of the appointment of Mr Haywood to George Town also of Mr Ketley building new church.

B

Demerara

5 Jul 1834

Watt. C. D.

Complains of condition of his stores, particularly Medicines.

B

Demerara

10 Jul 1834

Ketley. J

Financial. Complains that Mr Haywood has been removed.

B

Demerara

11 Jul 1834

Ketley. J

Report of May Meetings.

B

Demerara

13 Jul 1834

Ketley. J

Report on the training of school-masters and mistresses.

B

 

1 Aug 1834

 

British Guiana Marriage Act put in force Aug. 1st. 1834. Printed document.

C

Demerara

22 Aug 1834

Scott. J

Re native teachers and particularly one whom he wants the Directors to purchase from his apprenticeship. His views on future of Colony.

C

Demerara

29 Aug 1834

Ketley. J

Threats of insurrection.

C

Demerara

11 Sep 1834

Rattray. C

Financial. Reports safe arrival. Need of a chapel.

C

Demerara

12 Sep 1834

Watt. C. D.

Difficulties arising from unsettled state of Colony.

C

Demerara

26 Sep 1834

Scott. J

Reports satisfactory progress of the Mission.

C

Demerara

Oct 1834

Scott. J

Repairs to Chapel and difficulty of getting subscriptions for same locally.

C

Demerara

10 Oct 1834

Watt. C. D.

Difficulties of the work.

D

Demerara

16 Oct 1834

Ketley. J

Thanks for loan for new building. General remarks re condition of country.

D

Demerara

18 Oct 1834

Ketley. J

Report of Mr Peters’ work amongst the Essequibo.

D

Demerara

30 Oct 1834

Rattray. C

Gives details of his life and contacts.

D

Demerara

1 Nov 1834

Scott. J

Report on progress of Church and number of members.

D

Demerara

1 Dec 1834

Watt. C. D.

Organised opposition of Planters. Offer of land for building at Montrose, near Resouvenir by M. Simpson, one time enemy of J. Smith. His work.

D

Demerara

3 Dec 1834

Ketley. J

Reactions of negroes to emancipation. Happy relations restored amongst Missionaries.

Box No 4

Folder No 5

A

George Town

9 Jan 1835

Scott. J

Reply to Governor’s questions re places of worship.

A

George Town

12 Jan 1835

Ketley. J

Reply to Governor’s questions as to places of worship.

A

George Town

13 Jan 1835

Watt. C. D.

Also replies to Governor.

A

George Town

 

The Missionaries

Replies to Governor tabulated and compared.

A

George Town

21 Jan 1835

Scott. J

Report for 1834

A

George Town

26 Jan 1835

Ketley. J

Report for 1834

B

George Town

13 feb 1835

The Missionaries

Their position in regard to apprenticeship.

B

George Town

18 Feb 1835

Scott. J

Finances. Arrival of Mr and Mrs Taylor.

B

George Town

28 Feb 1835

Ketley. J

Views on arrangements made by the Society.

B

George Town

14 Mar 1835

Taylor. R. B.

Reports arrival.

B

George Town

19 Mar 1835

Rattray. C

Sends copy of reply to Governor’s queries.

B

George Town

26 Mar 1835

Ketley. J

Cannot yet answer re boundaries of Colony.

B

George Town

10 Apr 1835

Scott. J

Commences Infant School.

B

George Town

1 May 1835

Watt. C. D.

Notes Directors objections to building churches. Sorry matter not made clear.

B

George Town

15 May 1835

Ketley. J

Settlement of Taylor. Opening of Providence New Chapel April 8th.

B

George Town

24 May 1835

Ketley. J
Scott. J

As to Mr Watt not settling yet.

C

George Town

2 Jun 1835

Watt. C. D.

Opposition of planters continues.

C

George Town

2 Jun 1835

Taylor. R. B.

Unpopularity of the Society.

C

Orange Field

12 Jun 1835

Rattray. C

School apparatus received. Opportunities before him.

C

George Town

24 Jun 1835

Scott. J

Sends "Guiana Courier" which makes trouble for R. B. Taylor.

C

George Town

11 Jul 1835

Taylor. R. B.

Has obtained land on Arabian coast.

C

George Town

30 Jul 1835

Watt. C. D.

Delay in answer from London.

C

Orange Field

6 Aug 1835

Rattray. C

Copy of letter to Mr Innis and accounts.

C

West Coast

10 Aug 1835

Scott. J

Activities of Watt and Taylor.

C

West Coast

18 Aug 1835

Scott. J

Address to negroes on lying.

D

George Town

18 Aug 1835

Ketley. J

Mr Taylor’s difficulties.

D

George Town

3 Sep 1835

Taylor. R. B.

Financial difficulties.

D

George Town

14 Sep 1835

Ketley. J

Regrets delay in his accounts.

D

George Town

No Date

The Missionaries

Repeat their approval of Committee proposed by Directors.

D

George Town

30 Sep 1835

Scott. J

Replies as to buildings needed. Glad to hear of gift to support negro teachers.

D

George Town

6 Oct 1835

Ketley. J
Scott. J

Opinions on Plantation Montrose.

D

Orange Field

23 Oct 1835

Rattray. C

"Guiana Courier" now defunct. Progress of work on East Coast.

D

Orange Field

29 Oct 1835

Rattray. C

Best site for work on Canal No. 1.

D

George Town

3 Nov 1835

Ketley. J

Re Committee. Infant School. C. D. Watt. Ill-health of Colony.

D

George Town

5 Nov 1835

Ketley. J

Difficulties with brethren make Committee work impossible.

D

George Town

15 Nov 1835

Ketley. J

Accounts.

D

George Town

24 Nov 1835

Watt. C. D.

Montrose Chapel. First service held on Nov. 22nd.

D

George Town

Nov 1835

Ketley. J
Scott. J

Acknowledge authority to draw 360 for church at Canal No. 1. Ill feeling has arisen regarding Board’s instructions.

D

     

Statement concerning Society’s work in United Colony of Demerara and Essequibo.

Box No 5

Folder No 1

AA

George Town

12 Jan 1836

Scott. J

Illness of wife. Salary reduced by effects of Compensation payments.

A

George Town

14 Jan 1836

Ketley. J

Death of Mrs Scott.

A

Montrose

22 Jan 1836

Watt. C. D.

Chapel completed. Some materials taken from Resouvenir.

A

George Town

3 Feb 1836

Ketley. J

Schoolmaster needed to help Scott.

A

George Town

4 Feb 1836

Ketley. J

Report for 1835.

A

George Town

3 Mar 1836

Ketley. J

Work among Red Indians.

A

George Town

10 Mar 1836

Scott. J

Report for 1835.

B

Orangefield

14 Mar 1836

Rattray. C

Missions and State aid.

B

George Town

30 Mar 1836

The Missionaries

Government and the Schools.

B

George Town

1 Apr 1836

Scott. J

Government and Teachers.

B

George Town

23 Apr 1836

Sir J. C. Smyth

The Governor’s testimony to Missionaries.

B

George Town

25 Apr 1836

Board of Directors

Copy of Instructions for Berbice D. C. and subsequent comments by Missionaries.

C

George Town

26 Apr 1836

Scott. J

Death of Mrs Scott. Suggests a single man as colleague. Stockwell friends offer to purchase slave.

C

Montrose

29 Apr 1836

Watt. C. D.

Remonstrance on charge of 100. Birth of a daughter.

C

George Town

13 May 1836

Taylor. R. B.

Same matter as above.

C

Montrose

27 May 1836

Watt. C. D.

Reports progress. One thousand hearers.

C

George Town

3 Jun 1836

Ketley. J

Strong views on proposed Government Grant.

C

George Town

3 Jun 1836

Ketley. J
Scott. J

Murkland arrives. View on bills drawn by Taylor.

C

George Town

14 Jun 1836

Scott. J

Arrival of Murkland.

C

Orangefield

14 Jun 1836

Rattray. C

On the drawing of Bills. Plan for Chapel.

C

Montrose

15 Jun 1836

Watt. C. D.

On grants for Schools. His economy. Formation of Committee. Progress.

C

Montrose

16 Jun 1836

Watt. C. D.

Accounts.

C

George Town

20 Jun 1836

Ketley. J

Will welcome his nephew John. Views on Committee Regulations.

C

Orangefield

22 Jun 1836

Rattray. C

Schoolmaster not needed yet. No disagreement among brethren.

Box No 5

Folder No 2

A

George Town

1 Jul 1836

Scott. J

Objection to a regulation re widower’s salary.

A

George Town

7 Jul 1836

Murkland. S. S.

Arrival.

A

George Town

8 Jul 1836

Ketley. J

Meeting to be held on Regulations.

A

George Town

23 Jul 1836

Taylor. R. B.

His work at Leguan.

A

George Town

26 Jul 1836

Ketley. J

Meeting considers Regulations.

A

George Town

26 Jul 1836

Scott. J

Personal views on Regulations.

B

George Town

9 Aug 1836

Scott. J

Further on Regulations.

B

George Town

12 Aug 1836

Scott. J

Will carry out orders re Schools but responsibility is with Board.

B

George Town

23 Aug 1836

Ketley. J

On the brethrens’ Resolutions re Regulations.

B

George Town

24 Aug 1836

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Deliberations of brethren on the Regulations.

B

Orangefield

12 Sep 1836

Rattray. C

Accounts to August.

B

Orangefield

15 Sep 1836

Rattray. C

The year’s work.

B

George Town

10 Oct 1836

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Minutes of D. C.

C

West Coast

31 Oct 1836

Scott. J

Cost of freeing apprentices 60 to 150

C

George Town

14 Nov 1836

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. District Committee Minutes.

C

West Coast

2 Dec 1836

Scott. J

Visit to Essequebo and Indians. Growth of Caria Caria.

C

George Town

12 Dec 1836

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Special Meeting of Committee re property in Fort Island and Castricom.

C

West Coast

15 Dec 1836

Scott. J

Dwelling and School needed.

C

Canal No. 1.

28 Dec 1836

Rattray. C

Propriety of taking Govt. grants for Schools. Tenders asked for.

C

 

1836-37

 

Regulations drawn up by and for the District Ctte.

Box No 5

Folder No 3

A

George Town

5 Jan 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Ketley’s differences with the Committee. Their explanation.

A

George Town

9 Jan 1837

Ketley. J

Board’s Regulations conflict with independence of Church.

A

George Town

11 Jan 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Committee and Mr Ketley etc.

A

George Town

11 Jan 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Report on Ebenezer Chapel.

A

George Town

26 Jan 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Committee’s attitude to Ketley. Bethel Chapel report for 1836.

A

West Coast

28 Jan 1837

Murkland. S. S.

His work, including the teaching of apprenticed labourers. Teaches reading and writing for 4 1/2d a week (i.e. "a bit") Some come four miles.

A

West Coast

9 Feb 1837

Scott. J

Prosperous School but no school house.

A

George Town

13 Feb 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Special meeting of D. C. Status of D. C. in regard to Governor.

B

George Town

20 Feb 1837

Ketley. J

His work. Incident of Indian whose canoe was stolen. Negro church raised more than enough to replace it.

B

George Town

25 Feb 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Minutes of Meeting Feb. 24. Various sites and buildings discussed.

B

George Town

13 Mar 1837

Ketley. J

Non-arrival of his nephew, John. Circumstances of his rejection by L. M. S.

B

George Town

13 Mar 1837

Ketley. J

Non-arrival of his nephew, John. Circumstances of his rejection by L. M. S.

B

George Town

16 Mar 1837

Ketley. J

His differences with the District Committee.

B

Leguan

10 Apr 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Minutes of Meeting Apr. 5. In George Town. His removal.

B

Canal No. 1.

9 May 1837

Rattray. C

Plans for School and Teacher.

B

Leguan

15 May 1837

Taylor. R. B.

His labours.

B

George Town

27 May 1837

Ketley. J

John Scoble will represent him before the Board.

B

George Town

29 May 1837

Ketley. J

Sends resolution of his Church.

B

Leguan

30 May 1837

Taylor. R. B.

Secy. D. D. C. Proposed ordination of Murkland.

B

West Coast

2 Jun 1837

Murkland. S. S.

His proposed ordination.

B

George Town

9 Jun 1837

Ketley. J

Condition of Caria Caria station.

B

George Town

9 Jun 1837

Ketley. J

Covering foregoing. Deaths of Wray and Howe.

C

George Town

11 Jun 1837

Ketley. J

Visit to Essequibo stations.

C

George Town

12 Jun 1837

Ketley. J

Details of deaths of Wray and Howe.

C

West Coast

14 Jun 1837

Scott. J

Defers voyage home owing to above deaths.

C

George Town

12 Jul 1837

Ketley. J

Visits Berbice. Returns to George Town.

C

George Town

13 Jul 1837

Rattray. C

Act. Secy. D. D. C. Minutes of D. C. John Scoble (Abolitionist) enters pulpit. Revocable licences to preach.

C

George Town

13 Jul 1837

Ketley. J

Wray and Howe. Details of deaths.

C

West Coast

13 Jul 1837

Scott. J

Fever prevalent. Returning to England.

C

West Coast

3 Aug 1837

Scott. J

Death of Mrs Rattray.

C

Canal No. 1.

5 Aug 1837

Rattray. C

Death of Mrs Rattray. Yellow Fever.