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

Scope and Content

Minutes 1859-1935

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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Access Information


Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections website, searching by the call number MS Gen 1374

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archives Assistant, July 2003

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0247 procedures

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 0247 MS Gen 753, United Free Church of Scotland, Highland Divinity Students' Fellowship (University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections)

Location of Originals

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