Ion Perdicaris, was an American-Greek millionaire living in Tangier at the turn of the last century. He was kidnapped from his house outside the city in 1904 by an infamous bandit called Raissuli. This triggered a major international diplomatic incident, known as “the Perdicaris affair.” BMS member Barbara Abensur successfully bid for a collection of Perdicaris’ letters and papers at an auction and has now kindly donated them to the American Legation in Tangier. The Legation is hosting a talk about the collection on 14th September. All BMS members warmly welcomed!