Papers of Rev. John Bonar (d. 1761)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-766
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 notebooks, 25 sheets or pages, 1 part volume, 1 notebook, 1 envelope fragments. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      MSS BOX 28.6.1-7; MSS BOX 27.2

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. John Bonar was Minister of Cockpen, and Minister of Perth West Church. He died in 1761.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


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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