Vatican Secret Archives
The apostolic delegation to Syria was established in 1762. In the twentieth century it was dependent on the congregation for the Oriental Church. It was located initially in Aleppo, then in Beirut until 1947, then in Damascus. In 1929, Palestine, Transjordan, and Cyprus were transferred from the jurisdiction of the apostolic delegation for Syria to the apostolic delegation for Egypt and Arabia. The office was vacant from 1948 to 1951, then held by a charge d'affaires until 1953, when it was raised to an internunciature. From 1958 to 1961, while Syria was part of the United Arab Republic, the office was closed. In 1966 the mission was raised to a nunciature
Vatican Secret Archives
Additional records concerning the Catholic Church in Lebanon are contained in other ASV series, including the Secretariatus Status, Esteri
Vatican Secret Archives
Yale University
Rules and by-laws, reports, proceedings
Stanford University - Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Legal documents, relating to administration of civil and criminal justice
Stanford University - Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Swarthmore College - Friends Historical Library
Daniel Oliver and his wife Emily started an orphanage in Ras-el-Metn, Syria (later Raʼs al-Matn, Lebanon) in 1914 and continued to run it for 35 years. Daniel and Emily Oliver were originally British Quakers and ran the orphanage as well as an elementary school in the manner of Friends
Yale University
Stanford University - Hoover Institution Library and Archives