Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/P
TitlePalestine Mission
Extent19 volumes of letter-books and precis books and 25 boxes of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Palestine mission.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThe post-1880 papers are each individually marked in red ink, and this number, plus the year, comprises the reference for each item [e.g. G3 P/1910/124].
Administrative HistoryCMS work in Palestine (including Transjordan) began in 1851 in response to an invitation from Bishop Gobat. When the Female Education Society came to an end in 1899 the Society took over their work in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Shefamer. Before 1880, the work of the CMS in Palestine was administered by the Mediterranean mission [see C M]
The main stations were Jerusalem (1851), Nazareth (1852), Salt (1874), Nablus and Jaffa (1876), Gaza (1878) and Amman (1921). The Palestine Mission was renamed 'Jordan Mission' in 1951.
Custodial HistoryPapers of the Mediterranean and Palestine missions were catalogued by: H. S. Cobb 1951. Hard copy handlist revised by: Rosemary Keen 1967-1968. Further revised and expanded by: Rosemary Keen 1980-1981. Deposited in the Library of the University of Birmingham, 1981.
CopiesAvailable on microfilm and online.

Church Missionary Society Archive: Section IX: Middle East Missions, parts 2-4.
Publisher: Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 200-..
Location in the Cadbury Research Library: microfilm drawers C8 and C9.

Digital publication:
Church Missionary Society Archive: Middle East Missions: Palestine.
Publisher: Adam Matthew Digital.
Access: by institutional subscription: free to members of the University of Birmingham and visitors to the Cadbury Research Library and other subscribing institutions.
Related MaterialFor papers relating to CMS work in Palestine before 1880, see Mediterranean mission, CMS/B/OMS/C M.


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