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London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews Papers (now Church's Ministry Among Jewish People)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 SPCJ
Held at: University College London
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Full title: London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews Papers (now Church's Ministry Among Jewish People)
Date(s): 1815-1963
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews was founded on 15 February 1809, with only one missionary in London. By its centenary in 1909, the Society had 222 workers in various parts of the world - Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States of America - and many were converts from Judaism. The Society also set up mission schools for Jewish children. The Society produced two monthly publications, Jewish Missionary Intelligence and Jewish Missionary Advocate, and a quarterly publication, Quarterly Notes.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, 1815-1963, consisting of foundation papers, 1840-1842, including Original by-laws and proposed alterations 1840 and By-laws as revised and adopted by the General Committee 1842; minutes of the Jews and School Committee, 1815-1819, the School and Chapel Sub-Committee, 1854-1874, 1883-1890, the Jewish Refugees Aid Society Committee, 1883-1900, and various minutes of Business of the Committee, 1912-1921; certificates of baptism at Jews Chapel, Bethnal Green, 1885-1894, and health certificates and parents' signed admission conditions for children admitted to Hebrew Schools, 1891-1899; catalogue of the Society's Library, founded in 1827 by Rev Lewis Way; collection of various printed papers concerning the centenary of the Society, 1908-1909; acquired printed papers, including The immortality of the soul and Zillah by Rev H L Harris, 1874, The Jewish Quarterly Review with inserted papers, 1899; missionary journals, reports and newsletters from Mission Stations in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, Paris in France, Hamburg in Germany, Warsaw in Poland, Lwow (Lemberg) in the Ukraine, Bucharest in Rumania, Casablanca and Mogador in Morocco, Algiers in Algeria, Ethiopia in East Africa, Tehran and Isfahan in Iran, 1925-1939; correspondence and various other papers, 1914-1963, including Birmingham Jewish Prayer Union Quarterly, 1936-1939, Requests for Praise and Prayer, 1936-1939, and general correspondence of The Church's Ministry Among the Jews, 1962-1963.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in series as indicated in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Open.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Draft catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated by Mrs Kranat, executor of Mrs Lask-Abrahms who had possession of the papers.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Mocatta Library in 1992.

Allied Materials

Related material:


Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts, holds minute books, financial records and other papers of the Society.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Annabel Dodds as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2000

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