Record Details

CollectionBible Society (British and Foreign Bible Society)
NGOBible Society (British and Foreign Bible Society)
RepositoryCambridge University Library: British and Foreign Bible Society Library

Records of the British and Foreign Bible Society (ref. BSA) are held at Cambridge University Library: British and Foreign Bible Society's Library.  The online catalogue describes the collection as consisting: "of the administrative papers created at the Society's headquarters in London, comprising minutes of the Committee and Sub-committees, correspondence, and financial records. In addition, there are papers deposited by individuals, by subsidiary branches in England and Wales, and by related societies overseas.

Further records are transferred from Swindon at irregular intervals."

The online catalogue adds that the "most recent records of the Society are held at Swindon."

Access Rights

Material less than 50 years old is not available to the public.

Coverage1804-2001 (The records are not complete, the most serious loss being that of the original incoming letters from 1857 to 1900 inclusive.) (Source: Janus)
Size of Collectionca 1130 volumes, 1170 boxes, 240 files; Paper; Mixed
Finding Aids/Catalogues

Online catalogue (Janus).

Reference of CatalogueNRA 12965 Missionary Socs
Additional information

NRA lists collections for approximately 100 local and regional branches of the Bible Society.  Further records of local branches are listed on A2A and  Archives Hub, Archives Network Wales and Scottish Archive Network.

Source of InformationNRA; Janus (catalogues of Cambridge Archives); Archives Hub; A2A; Archives Network Wales; Scottish Archives Network.
Last Edited at06/04/2009 13:49:07