Letters of Rev. Dr. William Steven (1796-1857)

Scope and Content

The letters are from Steven to Johannes Tiberius Bodel Nijenhuis. There are also anonymous notes in Dutch, possibly by Nijenhuis.

Administrative / Biographical History

The historian and clergyman Dr.William Steven was born in 1796, and he died in 1857.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Local lists.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The local Indexes of Special Collections Division, Edinburgh University Library, George Square, show references to Steven related material (check the Indexes for more details): proofs of The history of the Scottish church in Rotterdam, published 1833, with the author's own corrections, at La.II.458; letter of Steven to D. Laing, 1838, at La.II.150; mention of Steven in a letter to D. Laing, 1858, at La.IV.18; mention of Steven in a letter of I. L. C. Jacob, in French, addressed from Rotterdam, to D. Laing, 1838, at La.IV.18; and, Steven mentioned in letters of Baron van Weitreenen van Tiellandt, to D. Laing, as the Director of Heriots Hospital, at La.IV.18.

In addition, the UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: letters to Sir George Sinclair, 1841-1843, Private, Ref. NRA(S)0189/vol 12 NRA 10552 Sinclair.