Westminster Baptist Church: Church Correspondence files

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes church correspondence between members, deacons, and former pastors of the church.

Administrative / Biographical History

The archival finding aid for this collection was first begun by Miss Platt in 2012. Miss Platt, who married Jonathan Arnold, continued as the Hon. Archivist from 2012. Jonathan Arnold became pastor at Westminster Baptist Church in April 2016

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date, then by correspondence type.

Conditions Governing Access

The archive is available without restriction to current members at Westminster Baptist Church. For external researchers, the archives are readily available - with supervised access - on any period for which no person involved in the content is still in living memory (i.e., records which are 100+ years of age). Any exceptions to this may be provided on a case-by-case basis.

Other Finding Aids

LOCATION C.3.2

1930-1939: General Correspondence.

LOCATION C.3.3

1950-1959: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence

LOCATION C.3.4

1960-1969: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence

LOCATION C.3.5

1970-1979: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence

LOCATION C.3.6

1980-1989: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence

LOCATION C.3.7

1990-1999: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence, Visiting Preachers

LOCATION C.3.8

2000-2009: General Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence, Member Correspondence

Archivist's Note

Unfortunately we are unable to fulfil research requests on family history queries at this time.

Custodial History

In the 1970s the church received a lot of archives from a former church member's family in the post, indicating these had been sitting in his attic.

Accruals

Further accruals expected.