This collection comprises records of the (pre- 1865) Diocese of Aberdeen and the (post-1865) United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. Records of the (pre-1865) Diocese of Orkney and its churches are not included in this collection.
Besides the registers, minutes, accounts and miscellanea relating to the Diocese itself, the collection contains records of St Andrew's Cathedral Aberdeen and of 49 local churches throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardine; of various Episcopal societies; and relating to the Episcopal Church in America. The coverage of the individual churches varies greatly, from very scant to fairly comprehensive. A large 'miscellaneous' series contains Bishops' papers and correspondence, and a good collection of sermons and liturgical works dating from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Overall, the collection is very rich in historical documents, including some relating to Jacobite activity.