He went to Beirut with the British Syrian Mission (which was founded in 1860). He started the Friends' Syrian Mission in 1873, founded Brummana High School in 1873 and the Asfuriya Mental Hospital in 1894. In 1874, he traveled to Europe to seek financial backing from the Society of Friends. British and American Quakers provided support for the Brummana School.
- WALDMEIER, Theophilus., The autobiography of Theophilus Waldmeier, missionary: being ten years' life in Abyssinia; and sixteen years in Syria. at www.stefangeens.com
- Welcome Archived 2007-10-09 at Archive.is at www.brummana.org.lb
- School of Oriental and African Studies Library: Lebanon Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders at www.mundus.ac.uk
- fr:Theophil Waldmeier
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