Bundle of Letters

Scope and Content

Concerning the candidature of G.B. Porteous, school teacher of Greenock. Lengthy letter from J.B. Anderson, Porteous' uncle outlining Porteous' path from Calvinism to enlightenment in Unitarianism, and enclosing three letters from Porteous to his uncle outlining his views. Statement headed 'Declaration', signed by Porteous declaring his intention to preach the gospel and assist with Sunday School teaching. Sheet of handwritten 'Extracts from "Christian News"' concerning the activities of Porteous. Letter of application from Porteous, and letters of reference: 

  • Duncan McIntyre, Greenock, 28 Aug 1856
  • J.B. Anderson, Hillhead, 8 Sep 1856