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- Azal, Jelal A.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Jelal A. Azal Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Consists of letters by Jelal A. Azal, an Iranian Bayani scholar in Cyprus, to William McElwee Miller, Presbyterian missionary, regarding the Babi-Bahai movement, documents referred to in the letters, and photographs of Bahai houses of worship in Israel and Chicago.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of original and Xerox copies of letters by Azal in Cyprus to William McElwee Miller, Presbyterian missionary, regarding the Babi-Bahai movement, documents referred to in the letters, and photographs of Bahai houses of worship in Israel and Chicago. The letters contain Azal's comments on Miller's translations of Bahai material, suggested amendments to Miller's writings, and historical background on the development of the Bahai movement.
Arranged in chronological order.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Jelal A. Azal was an Iranian Bayani scholar and was the grandson of Subh-i Azal, successor to the founder of the Bayani faith. Bahaullah was the half-brother of Subh-I Azal who was an important leader of the Babi movement to which Bahaullah also belonged. When both men were sent into exile by the Iranian authorities, Bahaullah broke away from the Babi movement then led by his half-brother and announced his mission from God to form a new religion. Subh-I Azal had two sons, Ahmad and Jelal; hence, Jelal Azal is the half-nephew of Bahaullah.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Jelal A. Azal Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Bahai faith -- History.
Bahais -- Iran -- 20th century.
Church buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs.
Church buildings -- Israel -- Photographs.
Clergy -- United States -- 20th century.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Scholars, Muslim -- Cyprus -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Shiite literature -- Translations into English -- 20th century.
Shiites -- Iran -- Doctrines -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Presbyterian church in the U.S.A.
Miller, William McElwee