Logan Papers


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 1835 LOG
Held at: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre)
Domain: archival
Title: Logan Papers
Date(s) of contents: 1897-1951
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 boxes

CONTEXT

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

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Refer to the repository

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: A handlist is available

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Henry Martyn Centre: Anderson Collection

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 2008


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Arabic language
Education
Islam
Islamic Culture
Wives of missionaries
Womenís education

Personal names
Logan | Jennie B. | 1878-1942
Logan | John Gordon | 1866-1950

Corporate names
Egypt General Mission
Young Mensí Christian Association

Places
Africa
Egypt