Records of Aberdeen Preachers' Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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).

No further details about the society were available at time of compilation.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded - probably deposited in the 1930s

Other Finding Aids

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

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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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Additional Information

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