Papers of James Christie (d. 1913)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a manuscript of the translation of the Bible into Judaeo-Spanish by James Christie. The Old Testament was translated for the American Bible Society and was published at Constantinople in 1873, the New Testament was translated for the British and Foreign Bible Society and published at Constantinople in 1877.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Reverend James Christie, D.D., was a missionary to the Jews at Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). On his return to Scotland he became minister of Gilmerton, Edinburgh. He died on 9 June 1913.

Access Information

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


The biographical details were provided by Alex. H. Christie and are filed with the collection.

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

Other Finding Aids

The Index to Manuscripts and the Inventory of Manuscripts at New College Library mentions the collection.

Alternative Form Available

The National Library of Scotland has an extensive missionary collection including some Christie letters.

Conditions Governing Use

Contact the repository for details.

Custodial History

The papers were preserved by Alex. H. Christie.

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