Papers of Rev. Donald Macrae, Minister of Edderton, Ross-shire (1864-1923)

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Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Macrae was born in Aviemore on 10 January 1864. He was educated at Raining's School, Inverness, and then studied at St. Andrews University (MA., 1887) and at Aberdeen University (BD., 1890). He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Dornoch and was a missionary at Ardgour. He was ordained at Lairg in September 1890, and was in Edderton, Ross-shire in 1902. Between 1915 and 1923, he was Clerk of the Presbytery. His publications include  Notes on the history of the parish of Lairg (1898), and Latin articles in the journals  Vox Urbis and  Alma Roma (1895-1922). Reverend Donald Macrae died in Inverness on 5 September 1923.

Conditions Governing Access

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


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Scott, Hew  Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation. Vol. 7. New edition. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1928.

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

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.


Copies of  Grammatica Celtica: E monumentis vetustis tam hibernicae linguae quam britannicarum dialectorum, cambricae, cornicae, armoricae comparatis gallicae priscae reliquiis by Kaspar Zeuss (1806-1856) are noted in the Edinburgh University Library Catalogue. Shelfmarks are: .4916 Zeu., and Ct.9.33 (Special Collections).