Papers of Ronald Gregor Smith, 1913-1968, minister, professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1956-1968

Scope and Content

  • Two bundles of manuscript, typewritten and printed works by Ronald Gregor Smith, undated and unsorted
  • Sermons of Ronald Gregor Smith, 1956-1967, with 4 BBC talks and notes
  • Correspondence 1942-1968
  • Diary of a Pilgrimage to Palestine April-May 1936, by Ronald Gregor Smith

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Gregor Smith ( 1913-1968 ) received his MA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, BD in 1938 and DD in 1963. He also received a DD from the University of Marburg in the same year. He was appointed as a Church of Scotland minister at Selkirk Lawson Memorial Church, Scottish Borders in 1939. In 1946 he became chaplain to Forces, a post he held until 1946. In 1956 , he was appointed as professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, as was Dean of Faculty there from 1960 until 1963 . He died in 1968 .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : family members : 1969-1987 : ACCNs 4200, 4238, 4331, 4353, 4386, 4448, 4486, 4491

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call numbers MS Gen 541, MS Gen 547, MS Gen 1095 or MS Gen 1596

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the family of R Gregor Smith


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 DC 158 Papers of Ronald Gregor Smith (Glasgow University Archive Services)

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