Name of creator(s): Logan | John Gordon | 1866-1950 | missionary
Administrative/Biographical history: John Gordon Logan (1866-1950) was recruited to missionary service in Belfast and served with the Egyptian General Mission (EGM) from 1898 until 1914. He then acted as Secretary of the EGM in London, retiring to Scotland in the mid 1920ís. He married in 1908. His wife, Jane (Jennie) Broom Millar (1878-1942), was also a leading light in the EGM, running a school and clinic and also wrote several tracts, particularly on the role of women in a Muslim society.
Custodial history: Acquired 2007-08
Immediate source of acquisition: Alison Logan, granddaughter of John Gordon Logan.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The collection includes personal letters, articles, pamphlets, leaflets and photographs documenting the work of Logan as a leading figure in the Egypt General Mission. Loganís learning of the Arabic language (and that of his colleagues), which enabled evangelizing to native Egyptians, is described. The translation component of missionary work is emphasised in many of the letters.
System of arrangement:
LOG 1: Background material and letters, 1897-1951
LOG 2: Articles, pamphlets, leaflets etc,
LOG 3: Photographs
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Refer to the repository
Conditions governing reproduction:
Finding aids: A handlist is available
Related material: Henry Martyn Centre: Anderson Collection
Date(s) of descriptions: 2008