Papers of John G. Gray, being Glass Slides of a Tour of Palestine, Egypt and Syria, in 1925

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of notes to accompany glass slides of Palestine, Egypt, and Syria. There are 54 slides contained in a wooden box. They show views of the region (architectural/geographical) and in what is now modern Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Syria. The writer of the notes is unknown. Within the notes too there is an envelope bearing the name Rev. Richard Bell D.D., an authority on Sanskrit.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1925, Palestine and Syria were territories mandated by the League of Nations to the United Kingdom (Palestine) and France (Syria).

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance

Acquisition Information

Material acquired April 2002, from Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, via Richard Hunter, City Archives, Accession no. E2002.13


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.