Minutes of the Society, Nov 1832 - Nov 1834, containing a detailed record of meetings, with brief details about the topics of debate and information about members. Enclosures include a small booklet containing list of members, with financial statement and order of meetings for the period 1833 - 1834; draft minutes Nov 1834 - May 1835; and letters of apology for members' absence from meetings, 1833 - 1834.
Records of Aberdeen Preachers' Society
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Aberdeen Preachers' Society was established on 2 Nov 1823. It was formed by licentiates of the Church of Scotland, Rev. James Fowler, Alexander Taylor, John Milne, George Gordon and Duncan Macauley, with the purpose of promoting their mutual advancement in theological study. Membership was limited to licentiates of the Church of Scotland, with admission granted solely by invitation from a majority of the existing members. The Society met at Aberdeen Grammar School each Friday evening, the business of each evening embracing one written discourse, expository observations on one passage of scripture, and one query (GB 231 MS 1078).
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