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Creator:
Azal, Jelal A.
Title:
Jelal A. Azal Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/sj139198j
Dates:
1967-1971
Size:
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Azal, Jelal A.

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.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Jelal A. Azal Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/sj139198j
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2