Papers of the Rev. James Campbell Gordon (1906-1980)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-748
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  • Physical Description
      3 boxes, 3 folders, 4 postcard albums, 1 notebook of cuttings, 1 scrapbook, 1 sketchbook, 1 leather case, miscellaneous lecture notes, 1 photograph album and folder photographs. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      MSS GOR 1.1-10

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of: a typescript play sequence intended for radio presentation, entitled And He was murdered!; talks for confirmation classes; newspaper cuttings dealing with the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam, in a notebook; album of photographs commemorating the BBC TV Songs of praise service conducted by Gordon, and transmitted from the English Reformed Church, Amsterdam, 21 January 1968; miscellaneous papers and correspondence in connection with Songs of praise; miscellaneous papers and correspondence from period when Gordon was Minister in Amsterdam, 1965-1971; photograph of chalice that formerly belonged to English Reformed Church, Amsterdam and now at Heriot-Watt University; short histories, photographs, annual reports 1966-1973, relating to English Reformed Church, Amsterdam; material published in England, USA, and the Netherlands relating to Pilgrim Fathers 350th Anniversary; album of photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to churches; lecture synopses on dogmatics and apologetics; call from congregation in Karori, New Zealand, 1952, in a leather case; miscellaneous leaflets, photographs and guide books relating to Iona; and, albums of postcards of churches, and larger photographs of churches, in Scotland, Britain as a whole, and in Europe and America.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Campbell Gordon was born in 1906. The Rev. James Campbell Gordon was, for a time, Minister at the English Reformed Church, Amsterdam, 1965-1971. He died in 1980.

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.

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