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BFBS Archives

Reference Code: GBR/0374/BFBS/BSA
Scope and Contents The British and Foreign Bible Society was founded in 1804 as a non-denominational organisation which set out to publish, or to help others to publish, editions of the Bible in any language for which there was a readership. The Society was publisher and distributor only: translators were sometimes given financial assistance but were not on the permanent staff, and the printing was done by commercial firms. Since Bibles were often sold at less than cost price, the Society depended on...
Dates: 1804 - 2001
Conditions Governing Access: Material less than 50 years old is not available to the public.
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BFBS Archives Indexes

Reference Code: GBR/0374/BFBS/BSAX
Scope and Contents

There is currently only one index (BSAX/1), an alphabetical listing of the Society's foreign correspondents during the 19th century.

Dates: 1804 - 1897
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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 The majority are missionary translations of the Bible, some sponsored and published by the Society, some unpublished.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.

Dates: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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BFBS Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0374/BFBS/Photographs
Dates: 1000 - 2020
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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