The documents are two in number contained in an archive box. The former case-bound storage for the material is also maintained in the collection.
Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland, 1638 and 1639
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Covenants such as this Confession of Faith and Covenant of the Church of Scotland in 1638, and again in 1643, which committed the individual and the nation to God, resulted in religious struggle. These public petitions presumed a Scottish relationship with God without a king or queen's interference. Although the text did not state it, copies of the documents signed throughout the country provided an excuse to condemn the episcopal system of Church administration.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Keay, John. and Keay, Julia (eds.). Collins encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: HarperCollins, 1994
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Box measures 83 cm x 63 cm x 6 cm
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections