Papers of Alexander Lochore, 1793-1877, Church of Scotland minister

Scope and Content

  • Letters and papers relating to the presentation, call, and installation of Alexander Lochore 1821-1824;
  • Certificates and memberships 1816-1877;
  • Letters of reference 1822;
  • Personal and parish correspondence 1823-1878;
  • Annuity receipt Elizabeth Lochore undated;
  • Sermons 1820-1870;
  • Sermon index book 1824-1877;
  • Student essays 1810;
  • Poetry, songs and recollections undated;
  • Diaries 1821-1823;
  • Journals including meteorological notes 1866-1877;
  • Poem entitled The Drymen Wedding written by Robert Lochore on the occasion of his sister's wedding 1850.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Lochore was born on 2 December 1792  , son of Robert Lochore ( 1762-1852  ), shoemaker, and Isobel Browning. He was educated at Glasgow Grammar School, Scotland, and the University of Glasgow, graduating MA in 1814. On 18 January 1825, he married Elizabeth Price of Jamaica (d1885), and had four daughters and four sons. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of Glasgow in 1874  .

After a period as a tutor to the family of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, Alexander Lochore was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow on 19 October 1819. He was then presented to the Parish of Drymen, Stirling, Scotland, by the Duke of Montrose, on behalf of King George IV, in February 1824  , and ordained on 22 April that year. He held this charge until his death. Alexander wrote poetry and songs, including a poem for is sisters wedding in 1850. He died on 17 August 1877  .

Sources: Scott, HewFastie Ecclesiae Scoticanae: The Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation ( 1920 Edinburgh, Scotland ) ,

Eyre-Todd, GeorgeThe Glasgow Poets, Their Lives and Poems (pp 108-115) ( 1906 Paisley, Scotland )


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : family member : 1956 and 1960

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom. Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Items numbered 1-73 were deposited with the University by the grand-daughter of Rev Lochore in May 1956 and items 74-89 were deposited by her in January 1960


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 25 February 2003