Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0109 MSS 2327-2340
Held at: Lambeth Palace Library
Domain: archival
Title: Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund
Date(s) of contents: 1844-1936
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 13 volumes of papers

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):
Jerusalem and East Mission
Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund

Administrative/Biographical history:
The Jerusalem and East Mission was founded in 1841 to support the Anglican Bishopric in Jerusalem. It fell into abeyance in 1881, but was reconstituted in 1887. A year later the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund was established. Until the abeyance, the Mission was partially Lutheran; thereafter it was solely Anglican. The Mission worked principally in Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, the Lebanon, North Africa (including Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), Sudan and Syria. In 1939 the Archbishop of Canterbury's Mission to the Assyrian Christians was incorporated into the Jerusalem and East Mission.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Jerusalem and East Mission Fund, 1969.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection is mostly made up of correspondence, including that of: Samuel Gobat, bishop in Jerusalem, 1844-1878; John Wordsworth, bishop of Salisbury and president of the Fund, 1889-1911; Reverend William Sadler, secretary of the Fund, 1889-1914; and George Francis Popham Blyth, bishop in Jerusalem, 1881-1918. In addition the collection contains: visitation returns for the diocese of Jerusalem, 1890, 1893; a history of St George's School, Jerusalem, 1899-1905; and Haifa Mission Building Account, 1893.

System of arrangement: *

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: A full reader's ticket is required.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library, MSS. 1907-2340 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976).

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

Lambeth Palace Library also holds eleven volumes of papers of Bishop Blyth which include much correspondence on the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund (MSS. 2227-2237), as well as the archive of the Archbishop's Mission to the Assyrian Christians
Other archives of the Jerusalem and East Mission are held at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Publication note:
Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library, MSS. 1907-2340 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:
Compiled using:
Rosemary Seton and Emily Naish, A Preliminary Guide to the Archives of British Missionary Societies (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1992).

Date(s) of descriptions: 22nd March 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Christians
Clergy
Mission schools
Missionary societies
Missionary support organizations
Missionary work
Religious activities
Religious organizations
Religous groups
Schools

Personal names
Blyth | George Francis Popham | d 1914 | Bishop in Jerusalem 1887-1914
Gobat | Samuel | 1799-1879 | Bishop in Jerusalem
Sadler | William | fl 1889-1914 | Secretary of the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund
Wordsworth | John | 1843-1911 | Bishop of Salisbury and president of the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund

Corporate names
Church of England | Diocese of Jerusalem
Haifa Mission | Haifa, Israel
Jerusalem Bishopric of the Anglican Church
St George's School | Jerusalem, Israel

Places
Asia
Israel
Jerusalem
Middle East