Christie, James


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0237 Edinburgh University New College Library MSS CHRI 1
Held at: Edinburgh University New College Library
Domain:
Title: Christie, James
Date(s) of contents: c 1873-1877
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Christie, James (d 1913)

Administrative/Biographical history: The Reverend James Christie, D.D., was a missionary to the Jews at Constantinople. On his return to Scotland he became minister of Gilmerton, Edinburgh. He died on 9 June 1913.

Custodial history: The papers were preserved by Alex. H. Christie.

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of a manuscript of the translation of the Bible into Judaeo-Spanish by James Christie. The Old Testament was translated for the American Bible Society and was published at Constantinople in 1873, the New Testament was translated for the British and Foreign Bible Society and published at Constantinople in 1877.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English and Judaeo-Spanish.

Conditions governing access: Contact the repository for details.

Conditions governing reproduction: Contact the repository for details.

Finding aids: The Index to Manuscripts and the Inventory of Manuscripts at New College Library mention the collection.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The National Library of Scotland has an extensive missionary collection including some Christie letters.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Caroline Brown, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives.

Note: The biographical details were provided by Alex. H. Christie and are filed with the collection.

Date(s) of descriptions: 7 July 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Hebrew language
Missionaries
Missions to Jews
Spanish language

Personal names
Christie | James | d 1913

Corporate names
American Bible Society
British and Foreign Bible Society

Places
Constantinople