The SPG and the Middle East and North Africa region

copies of letters received and sent, 1842-1928
Date published: 
October 2009

'This collection comprises chiefly the volumes of copies of letters received (CLR) and copies of letters sent (CLS) for the period from 1842 to 1928, and relating to the Society's activities from Iran in the East to the Mediterranean basin and Gibraltar in the West. Included are the letters dated 1926-1928 from two volumes entitled ''Moslem works'', most of which deal with either the Society's desire to support the Abyssinian Church in the face of Muslim missionary activity, or attempts to revive relations with Christian communities in Iraq following the withdrawal of the Church Missionary Society at the end of the World War I. Other places covered, especially from the start of the 20th century, include Jerusalem, Egypt and Sudan.'