Blyth Papers


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0165 0031
Held at: Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Domain: archival
Title: Blyth Papers
Date(s) of contents: c 1918-1939
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 box of papers, including a few press cuttings, and photographs.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Blyth, Estelle (1881-1983)

Administrative/Biographical history: Estelle Blyth was born in May 1881, the fourth daughter of the Right Reverend George Francis Popham Blyth and his wife Mary Anne, née Crommelin. Estelle Blyth acted as secretary to her father in his capacity as Bishop in Jerusalem. She was also the secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund from about 1914. She died on 8 March 1983.

Custodial history: The collection passed from Estelle Blyth to the Ashmolean Museum.

Immediate source of acquisition: The Middle East Centre obtained the collection from the Oriental Institute Library in October 1978.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to the Right Reverend George Francis Popham Blyth, Bishop in Jerusalem; copy of The all highest goes to Jerusalem, being the diary of the German Emperor’s journey to the Holy Land (London, 1918); House of Lords Debates, notes, policy statements, etc. on Palestine 1920-39, with a few press cuttings. Photographic collection.

System of arrangement: Undifferentiated.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Open.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Listed in the Middle East Centre Guide to the Private Papers Collection.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:
Lambeth Palace Library holds 11 volumes of papers of Bishop Blyth (MSS 2227-37), and the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund collection which also contains correspondence of Bishop Blyth.

The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the Jerusalem Christians Correspondence which contains papers of Bishop Blyth.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2002.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Photographs
Visual materials

Personal names
Blyth | Estelle | 1881-1983 | secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund
Blyth | George Francis Popham | d 1914 | Bishop in Jerusalem 1887-1914

Corporate names

Places
Asia
Middle East
Palestine