This mixed collection comprises manuscript volumes extracted from Aberdeen Diocesan Library. It includes minutes of the Aberdeen Clerical Association, 1858-1907; several volumes of sermons, c 1692 - c 1860, including some by the Right Rev. Alexander Jolly, Bishop of Moray (1758-1838); an Index to Sermons preached in St. Andrews Chapel Aberdeen, 1795-1816; notes and transcripts on various theological issues, including a 480-page volume entitled 'Purgatory', 1850, and a 96-page volume containing descriptions of Jewish ceremonies, n.d.; a 200 page volume containing hymns and psalms set to music, 1863; along with earlier theological material, volumes of lecture notes on philosophy and mathematics, and other miscellaneous items. Miscellaneous items in the collection include a Fishing Book, containing records of salmon fishing on the River Don, 1773 - 1793; James Finlay's Musick Book, c 1800; a 38-page volume containing accounts of travels in Spain, 1790; and Bibliotheca Curiosa: a Catalogue of Curious and Rare Books, n.d.
The minutes of Aberdeen Clerical Association, 1858 - 1907 described here bridge a gap in the Association's minutes deposited in GB 231 MS 3320 (see Related Units of Description, below).