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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 23.59°N, 89.83°E
Altitude: 6 metres (20 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Faridpur
State/Province: Dhaka Division
Country: Bangladesh
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Faridpur was the headquarters of Faridpur District in the Dacca Division of Bengal during the British period. See Bengal Districts.

There was a Baptist mission located here, which seems to have been established c 1882 by the South Australian Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, which became the Australian Baptist Foreign Mission Society. There were related missions at Comilla and Pubna

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Faridpur
Variants: Furreedpore

External links

  • Faridpur Town Imperial Gazetteer
  • Faridpur, or Furreedpore Online Encyclopaedia. Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 178 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • "Furreedpore Mission" South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) : Saturday 25 May 1889 Page 7 trove.nla.gov.au
  • "Furreedpore and Comilla" Page from Chapter 18 "The First Australasian Baptist Missionary: Ellen Arnold and the Bengalis: 1882-1931" by Rosalind M Gooden. Interfaces Baptists and Others: International Baptist Studies by David Bebbington. The subject was the first and longest serving missionary of the Australian Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, which commenced in South Australia as the South Australian BMS, which also had a mission at Pubna.
  • A Young Man's Country : letters of a subdivisional officer of the Indian Civil Service 1936-1937 by W. H. Saumarez Smith 1977. Archive.org Lending Library. The author was in the Indian Civil Service 1934-1947. The letters were written when he was at Madaripur, in the district of Faridpur, in East Bengal (now Bangladesh).