Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC389
TitleAccession 389: Papers of Eric Francis Fox Bishop
Extent34 vols, 11 files, 2 items, 3 bundles
DescriptionThis collection consists of Eric Bishop's personal papers, diaries, articles and sermons as well as official correspondence and reports relating to his posts at the Palestine English College, Newman School of Missions and as Professor of Arabic at Glasgow University.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into three series: Family Papers, Official Papers and Miscellaneous 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 HistoryEric Francis Fox Bishop (1891-1976) was a CMS missionary between 1919 and 1956 firstly in Old Cairo mission (1919-1922) and then in Palestine until his retirement in 1956. Here he worked at the Palestine English College and in 1926 a delegation from the General Secretary's office in London recommended the establishment, in Jerusalem, of the Newman School of Missions, a school of languages and Islamic studies for missionaries and Eric Bishop became the first Director. In 1949 he was seconded to Glasgow University as Professor of Arabic.
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS in 1977 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in 2005
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 Eric Bishop's service as a CMS missionary.


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