Contains miscellaneous papers, letters, diplomas, certificates and newspaper cuttings relating to the Torrance family. Includes a partially-written diary of David Watt Torrance, Herbert Watt Torrance's medical certificates, correspondence relating to the hospital in Tiberias and newspaper articles describing the work of David and Herbert Torrance in Tiberias.
A collection of glass lantern slides and 35mm transparencies mainly undated though some pre-date the 1920s. Numbers in [ ] refer to numbers on the slides and should be noted when requesting slides for consultation.
Photocopies of articles concerning the mission and hospital at Tiberias. Most of the articles are written from Tiberias by Dr Torrance, but Rev. William Ewing, Dr George Wilson, Miss Dora List, A.H. Freeland Barbour, Rev. Dr Milne Rae and Rev. James Stalker also contribute. The period from the start of the mission, through the construction of the hospital, up to the First World War is covered, as is the development from mutual distrust between the missionaries and the Jewish and Muslim authorities, to greater respect and tolerance. There is also much information about the various colleagues who joined Dr Torrance at various times.
Miscellaneous material pertaining to the Torrance family and their life and work in Palestine including: 1 Volume: Hana Beller geb. Gobat, 'Feldblumen aus dem Heitligen Land' (1875); 1 volume: Phillips, 'A Will to Survive, Israel: the faces of terror 1948, the faces of hope today' (1976)'; typescripts of (15) articles on a variety of subjects relating to life in Palestine, including flora, fauna, bible and local culture, miscellaneous photographs including serious medical conditions; scenes and views from Jerusalem and Palestine; Dr H. W. Torrance.