Notes by James M'Turk Strachan on theology lectures of John Tulloch, 1882-1883.

Scope and Content

Notes on the lectures of John Tulloch, Principal of St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, on systematic theology given to the junior class and taken down by James M'Turk Strachan.

In volume 1, between ff.50 and 51. Notes on examination questions, 18 January 1887.

Also between ff.77 and 78, printed minutes of the Scottish Universities' Mission, Church of Scotland Foreign Mission, 29 January 1887, Dr John Pagan convenor, referring to the destruction of the school and dwelling house in Darjeeling, [India].

Administrative / Biographical History

James M'Turk Strachan (1861-1936) was born in Langholm, son of William Greig Strachan, schoolmaster, and Isabella Jolly. He studied at the United College of St Andrews University from 1877 to 1882 and then at St Mary's College until 1885. He was licensed by St Andrews presbytery in the same year, and worked as minister of Kilspindie in Perthshire from 1888 until his death in 1936.

John Grant Tulloch (1823-1886) studied at the United College of St Andrews University from 1837 to 1841, going straight on to St Mary's College for another 3 years. He was licensed by Perth presbytery in 1844, working as minister of St Paul's in Dundee (1845-1849) and Kettins (1849-1854), until he was appointed principal of St Mary's College, St Andrews. He was awarded a DD in the same year, and received honourary degrees from Glasgow and Edinburgh. He died in office in 1886.

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Acquisition Information

Given to the University by James M'Turk Strachan, 15 December 1919.


Call numbers used to be ms4358, ms4359

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

2 volumes. Paper and board binding, morocco spine.Paper: 23.5x19cmWith title page printed by W C Henderson, 'St Andrews University Session 188_-_ Notes on lectures'.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Custodial History

Formerly property of the Rev J M Strachan. Autograph of C G Macrae of 57 Castle Street, Edinburgh in volume 1.

Related Material

For lectures to the senior class by Tulloch see msBT19.T8.