Dated Batticotta 1840, this short manuscript includes instructions and advice written by both missionaries and the wives of missionaries from the ACM and other missions, including Samuel Hutchings (1806-1895) of the ACM, Robert Dwight (1802-1844) of the Dindigul mission, Margaret Wilson (1795-1835) of the Bombay mission, and more. Advice includes the role of wives as "assistant missionaries", mothers, and correspondents. Wives are also encouraged to learn native languages and speak to female visitors. Physical characteristics of original material: Manuscript volume. 28 x 21 cm.