Papers of John White, 1867-1951, minister

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Sermons and letters 1901-1950

Administrative / Biographical History

John White was born in  1867  in Sandyford, Glasgow, the son of Matthew White a grain merchant and flour miller. He was educated at Irvine Royal Academy and went on to study at the  University of Glasgow, where he graduated DD and LLD. He became minister of Shettleston parish and minister of South Leith. He was Convener of the General Assembly's Home Board, going on to become Moderator of the General Assembly in  1925 . He served on a number of other committees, namely: as Convener of the National Church Extension Committee; Convener of the War Damage Committee; as well as becoming Chaplain in Ordinary to the King. Rev White was Vice-president of Trinity College of Music. He died in  1951 .


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Deposited by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as part of the Library of Trinity College, Glasgow, 1974

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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 22 April 2005

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