Photograph collection of slides, prints, and negatives, taken by Fon Scofield, photographer and film maker for the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1951 to 1970. The images are mostly related to biblical sites, structures, and artifacts. The collection includes images primarily from the Middle East, including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and other countries in the area. The collection also includes general slides related to sites and mission work and a series of slides released by the Foreign Mission Board
Present are a book of travel expenses, 1849, 1856-1858, and a travel diary, 1855-1856, of a Grand Tour to the Continent, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Crimea, and Greece. In Jerusalem, he visited Warder Cresson, a former Quaker from Philadelphia who had converted to Judaism and was an early Zionist. Blight also decribes the battlefields and veterans of the Crimean War
An album containing 85 images, most are silver gelatin photographic prints. Some images are colored. Subject matter is focused in Turkey, Greece, and Egypt. The majority of photographs are of architecture, sculpture, and landscapes. The photos are undated and most photographers are unidentified, but one photographer is G. Lekegian & Co., another is Photograhie Apollon, and another is Lehnert & Landrock. Pasted to front end paper is a pen and ink sketch of "Le Mausolee" dated 1899 by Emily Fowler. Cover title is "Photographic Views. Book XVI. Greece Turkey Egypt.".
Papers include correspondence, financial materials, estate materials, photographs, travel itineraries and other sundry materials, primarily documenting the lives and careers of Sarah Bedinger Cooper and her son, Wade Cooper in Africa and Mauritius
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The papers of Ronald Fraser, ca. 1930-1955 (bulk 1930-32) include the original manuscripts for two of Fraser's earlier works, Rose Anstey and Marriage in Heaven. Both manuscripts contain heavy revisions and many cancelled passages which remain legible. Fraser's papers also include a group of notes relating to the trial of two youths accused of assassinating Lord Moyne, British Resident Minister of the Middle East, in November 1944. While covering the trial in Cairo in January 1945 for the British government, Fraser sent regular dispatches, some of which can be found in these notes, summarizing the trial's proceedings. Additionally, Fraser accumulated excerpts from interviews conducted with Egyptians regarding the assassination. The information in Fraser's notes speaks to the delicacy of British and Egyptian relations during the 1940s and 50s