The collection is composed of: the laws of the Exegetical Society in a notebook, with lists of members from 1831-1835; minutes of the Exegetical Society, November 1831 to July 1835; and, essays of the Exegetical Society, 1831-1835, in exercise books, with photographs at the end of one of these, and also an additional essay by Andrew A. Bonar dated 10 November 1836 along with biographical cuttings.
Records of the Exegetical Society
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-750
- Dates of Creation1831-1879
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description7 volumes various notebook and exercise books. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMSS EXE 1-3
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Exegetical Society at Divinity Hall (New College, Edinburgh University) was formed on 19 November 1831 by Andrew A. Bonar (1810-1892). The original members of the Exegetical Society included, besides Horatius Bonar and Andrew Bonar, William Laughton, Thomas Brown, Henry Moncreiff, William Wilson, John Thomson, Walter Wood, John Millar, Robert Hamilton, John Burne, Patrick Borrowman, Alex. Somerville, and Robert Murray M'Cheyne. Meetings were held in the vestry of St. Stephen's Church, Edinburgh.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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