Letters of George Borrow to Bible Society
Letter 7: 27th August, 1833
To the Rev. A. Brandram
ST. PETERSBURG, AUGUST 27, 1833.
REVD. AND DEAR SIR, - The bearer of this letter is Mr. Glen, the son of the
celebrated missionary of Astracan. He is desirous of forming your acquaintance,
and I take the liberty of making him known to you. He is a young man of
considerable learning, and a devout Christian. His object in visiting England is to
qualify himself for the missionary calling, in the hope that at some future period
he may tread in the steps of his father and proclaim a crucified Saviour to the
Oriental heathens. I am at present, thanks be to the Lord, comfortable and
happy, and am every day busily engaged in transcribing the Mandchou Old
Testament and collating with Mr. Swan.
In the hope that these lines will find you in good health, I have the honour to
remain, Revd. and dear Sir, your most obedient servant,