Papers of the Rev. David Colville Lusk (1881-1960)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-743
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      circa 16 letters, 1 folder letters, 4 folders, miscellaneous envelopes, 2 boxes, miscellaneous printed items. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      MSS LUS 1.1-3

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of: letters from various correspondents to Lusk in connection with proposal to establish a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of England at Oxford, 1929; other letters and material relating to proposal for forming a permanent congregation at St. Columba's, Oxford, for Presbyterians coming to live and work in Oxford; letters from Lady Dorothy Haig, 1921-1929; various printed materials on St. Columba's, Oxford, including historical outline, history of the Chapel and its architecture; orders of service, newsletter, terminal cards, miscellaneous stationery from St. Columba's, Oxford; list of members and adherents, St. Columba's, elders' districts, and annual reports, 1915-1934; addresses, including one by Lady Haig; and, material relating to petition by the Ferguson Bequest Fund, 1896-1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Colville Lusk was born in 1881. He was Chaplain to Presbyterian members of Oxford University, 1914-1933, and Minister of West Coates Church, Edinburgh, 1933-1946. The Rev. David Colville Lusk died in 1960.

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.

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: personal and family correspondence and papers, Private, Ref. NRAS 3956 NRA 43688 Lusk