Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/TA
TitleTurkish Arabia Mission
Extent2 vols. of letter-books and precis books, and 2 boxes of original papers
DescriptionPost-1880 papers of the Turkish Arabia mission.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThe post-1880 papers are individually marked in red ink, and this number, plus the year, constitutes the reference for each item [e.g. G2 TA/1910/5]. G2 TA is missing many numbers [consult in-house finding aid for details].
Administrative HistoryWork in Baghdad, begun in 1883, was administered by the Persia mission [PE q.v.] until 1898 when the Turkish Arabia mission was set up as an independent unit. Work began in Mosul in 1900. The mission was disrupted by the First World War and the Society withdrew in 1919, the work being taken over by the London Jews' Society.

N.B. In 1913 the responsibility at headquarters for work in Turkish Arabia was transferred from Group 2 [West Asia] Committee to Group 3 [Africa] Committee as it was considered that the work was more closely connected with Palestine [in Group 3] than with Persia [in Group 2]. The archive reference remains the same i.e. G2 TA.
Custodial HistoryPapers catalogued by Rosemary A. Keen 1967-1968. Handlist revised and expanded by Rosemary Keen 1982.
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