The collection is composed of: copies of several letters from Hog to friends in Edinburgh, 1725-1733; sermons by James Webster and others, 1697-1721; diary while at Carnock, 1702-1703, and also while at Dalserf, 1694-1695; memorial written by Philomathes; and, letters concerning the absoluteness of the covenant of grace, 1712-1713, letter of William Stuart to James Cuthbert, letter of James Cuthbert to William Stuart, undated letter, and items by Thomas Gilbert and James Fraser of Brea.
Papers of the Rev. James Hog (c. 1658-1734)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-746
- Dates of Creation1694-1733
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Descriptioncirca 40 letters, 1 diary, and miscellaneous items. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMSS HOG 1-4
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Hog was born around 1658. He graduated from Edinburgh University with an M.A. in 1677, and then studied theology in the Netherlands. He was ordained as Minister of Dalserf parish in the Presbytery of Hamilton in 1691. Hog was elected as a member of the General Assembly in 1695. In 1699 he became Minister of Carnock, Fife. He belonged to a stricter wing of the Church of Scotland that took a stand against the more tolerant attitudes that had begun to arise within the Church. With his re-publication of the Marrow of modern divinity (1718), he started the 'Marrow' controversy. The book was denounced by the Assembly in 1720. Rev. James Hog died on 14 May 1734.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Stephen Leslie. and Lee, Sidney (eds.). Dictionary of national biography. Vol. 9. Harris-Hovenden. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1908.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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