Letters of James Bonar (1839-1915)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of correspondence relating to the publication of the Free Church of Scotland's Home and school hymnal (1892).

Administrative / Biographical History

James Bonar was the son of the Rev. John James Bonar, a Minister at Greenock, and he was born in 1839. Bonar died in 1915.


The material is arranged per box: Adams-Astley; Ballantyne-Crippen; Crump-Hatch; Havergal-MacNaughton; March-Rundle-Charles; and, Sanders-Young.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Local lists.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The local Indexes at Special Collections Division, Edinburgh University Library, George Square, show a reference to Bonar related material (check the Indexes for more details): letters of Bonar to O. Goldschmidt about the preparation of a hymnal, 1896, at Dk.6.19/2.