The material is composed of: notebooks of Bonar's sermons, 1745-1752; copies of 'an agreement by some young men who erected themselves into a Society for prayer and Christian conversation' 1740, and sermon 1733, and letter 1741; sermon on the nature and necessity of a religious education, 1752; and, fragments of sermons. There is also a notebook with various drafts of The example of Tyre, a warning to Britain and some pages loosely inserted, as well as two sermons.
Papers of Rev. John Bonar (d. 1761)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-766
- Dates of Creation1733-1818
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4 notebooks, 25 sheets or pages, 1 part volume, 1 notebook, 1 envelope fragments. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMSS BOX 28.6.1-7; MSS BOX 27.2
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Rev. John Bonar was Minister of Cockpen, and Minister of Perth West Church. He died in 1761.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material within the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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