This small deposit contains a mixture of miscellaneous records created by or belonging to staff and students of Aquhorthies Roman Catholic College. It includes two folders of unsigned and mostly undated hand-written notes, consisting chiefly of sermons and discourses some of which are named, but the majority not. Named examples include: A discourse on the disadvantages of the consideration of eternity; A discourse on the theory of perception; Of the adoration of Christ, his mother and the saints and their images; On confession; Sermon on the passion of Jesus Christ. Dated items cover the period 1804 - 1810. Also included with these papers is a short Dissertation on the Common Pump and Fire Engine(n.d.), and a poem entitled The Boobie, which contains a reference to Boneparte's coming here , signed Aquhorthies February 14th 1817. The papers are a mixture of fair and good copies, and appear to have several different authors.
Three small volumes were also deposited with the loose papers. Two of these are manuscript books of religious discourses and prayers, possibly strays from the College library. Both are undated. One is inscribed Scalan and Chapeltown. The cover of another is inscribed Rev. Dom. Jac. Gordon. The third volume is a pass book between the Rev. R. Stewart and A. Malcom, listing mostly domestic items or groceries, Dec 1829 - May 1831.