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BFBS Manuscripts

Reference Code: GBR/0374/BFBS/BSMS

Scope and Contents

A collection of some 500 manuscripts in ca 180 languages. The majority are missionary translations of the Bible, some sponsored and published by the Society, some unpublished. Other manuscripts were donated to the Society, which are mostly Bible texts, but also include copies of the Koran, Buddhist texts, and a history of Mexico. From BSMS 651 onwards there are various other manuscripts donated to, or purchased by, the Bible Society Library.


  • Creation: 300-1950

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


40 linear metre(s) : paper, vellum, palm leaves; manuscript; photograph

Language of Materials



British and Foreign Bible Society

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom