Papers of Arthur Holland Biggs

Scope and Content

Collection of letters and notes relating to the activities of A.H. Biggs, along with a printed leaflet.

Administrative / Biographical History

A.H. Biggs was born in 1873. He was a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was awarded BA and LLB degrees in 1893, and MA and LLM degrees in 1897. He first worked as a barrister, and at the same time was associated with the Blackfriars Mission in London, which led to his decision to become a minister. He became a lay worker and later an assistant minister helping the Rev. Joseph Wood at Old Meeting Church, Birmingham, before taking up a number of ministerial positions: Ilford (1911-1918), Highgate (1919-1922) and Altrincham (1922-1936). He was the President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Provincial Assembly in 1935, and acted as the secretary of its Advisory Committee. During the First World War, he served in the Government Coal Central Office; he was later awarded an MBE for his services. He died on 12 May 1936.


The papers have been arranged into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Notes
  • Printed Booklet


The Unitarian and Free Christian Churches Yearbook for 1937 (London: The General Assembly of the Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, 1937) .