Papers of Ronald Gregor Smith, 1913-1968, minister, professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1956-1968

Scope and Content

  • Two bundles of manuscript, typewritten and printed works by Ronald Gregor Smith, undated and unsorted
  • Sermons of Ronald Gregor Smith, 1956-1967, with 4 BBC talks and notes
  • MS Gen 547/1-22: Correspondence 1942-1968
  • MS Gen 1596: Diary of a Pilgrimage to Palestine April-May 1936, by Ronald Gregor Smith

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Gregor Smith (1913-1968) received his MA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, BD in 1938 and DD in 1963. He also received a DD from the University of Marburg in the same year. He was appointed as a Church of Scotland minister at Selkirk Lawson Memorial Church, Scottish Borders in 1939. In 1944 he became chaplain to Forces, a post he held until 1946. In 1956 , he was appointed as professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, as was Dean of Faculty there from 1960 until 1963 . He died in 1968.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Gift : family members : 1969-1987 : ACCNs 4200, 4238, 4331, 4353, 4386, 4448, 4486, 4491

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

Held by the family of R Gregor Smith


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 DC 158 Papers of Ronald Gregor Smith (University of Glasgow Archive Services)