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