Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC386
TitleAccession 386: Papers of Bishop Popham Blyth
Extent4 files
DescriptionThis collection consists of the correspondence and other papers of G. F. Popham Blyth, Bishop of Jerusalem, relating to setting up the Anglican Church in the Sudan and the founding of the CMS Sudan Mission.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryGeorge Francis Popham Blyth (1832-1914) was ordained deacon in 1855 and priest in 1856. In 1887, after 21 years service in various locations in India, he was offered the episcopate of Jerusalem. As Bishop of Jerusalem and the East he was responsible for the congregations of the Anglican church in Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Cyprus and Abyssinia. During his 27 years as Bishop he established a church, hospital, schools and mission houses and most famously, St George's College in Jerusalem. He retired aged 82 and died shortly after returning to England in July 1914.
Reference: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in April 1978 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds the Church Missionary Society Archive, the official archive of the society (GB 0150 CMS), which includes papers relating to Bishop Blyth's service as a CMS missionary.


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