Diary of Reverend Alexander Leslie (1826 - 1893)

Scope and Content

Reverend Alexander Leslie's diary for the year 1878, containing detailed notes of his parish work, personal engagements, weather, etc. There are also copies of school reports for Mrs Gordon's Girl's School, Buckie, and St Andrew's Church School, Banff, 1878.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Leslie was minister of St George's Episcopal Church, Folla Rule, Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire, in 1878


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Access Information

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University in 1992, by the Scottish Record Office.

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

Copy held by the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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Related Material

Scottish Episcopal Church, Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney: Records of St George's, Meiklefolla (or Folla Rule), including Registers, Minutes, Accounts and extensive miscellaneous material, including coverage of the period of Alexander Leslie's ministry and of his involvement in education (GB 231 MS 3320/41).


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Additional Information

In 1992 the original record was retained by a descendant of Reverend Leslie, in the United States of America. The owner permitted photocopies to be made for the Scottish Record Office and Aberdeen University at this time.