Records of Glasgow Free Church Students' Theological Society, student society, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings, Glasgow Free Church Students Theological Society

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow Free Church Students'Theological Society was founded in January 1859 and was formed to allow the discussion of theological questions. It was founded under the presidency of Gavin Chapman, and the first secretary was John Brownlee. Membership was open to any matriculated student of the Free Church College, Glasgow, Scotland. Any other church student may be admitted to membership by paying an entry fee. The Society consisted of honorary and ordinary members, and met on a weekly basis. It endeavoured to obtain the voluntary consent of members to read essays or take part in debate at these meetings.


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Acquisition Information

ACCN 4312: Deposited by Church of Scotland, General Assembly as part of the Library of Trinity College, Glasgow, Aug. 1974.

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Custodial History

Held by Glasgow Free Church Students' Theological Society, then Trinity College, Glasgow, and then by Church of Scotland, General Assembly.


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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 753, United Free Church of Scotland, Highland Divinity Students' Fellowship (University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections)

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