Lecture notebooks of James Cromarty Smith, 1863-1944, Church of Scotland minister

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notebooks on pastoral theology 1921
  • Lecture notebooks on liturgics 1929
  • Notebook of sermons for Holy Week 1938

Administrative / Biographical History

James Cromarty Smith,  1863-1944 , Church of Scotland minister, was born in  1843  at the Manse of Firth, Orkney Islands, Scotland. He was educated at Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1888, he became minister in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and from 1905 to 1939 he was the Church of Scotland minister in Coatdykes (later Trinity), Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. Smith was the president of the Scottish Church Society, from 1913 to 1914 and from 1930 to 1933. He died in  1944 .

Source: Scottish Biographies 1938 (London and Glasgow, 1938)


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift : July 2001 : ACCN 4792

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the website   http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/, searching by the call number MS Gen 917

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 28 July 2003.

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

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

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

These notebooks were given by James Cromarty Smith to his former assistant, and were then passed to the previous owner.


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Related Material

University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections,GB 0247 MS Gen (ACCN 4796) Letter and memorandum from S McC Harris to P W Asplin regarding provenance of five notebooks of James Cromarty Smith, 17 August 2001

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