Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Printed Papers

Scope and Content

Papers including: title deeds of lands within the city of Brechin, 1592 and 1627-1673; baptism register containing note of baptisms in Birse, Careston, Dunlappie, Edzell, Fettercairn, Glenmuich, Lethnott, Lochlee, Menmure, Navar, Strathcathro, 1723-1735; research on the Old Catholic Church in Britain, 1930s; legal papers, 1858-1859; miscellaneous pamphlets, printed papers, circulars, newspaper cuttings 1645-c.1975; papers relating to the election and collation of H.W. Jermyn, to the see of Brechin, 1875-1876; correspondence relating to the Episcopal Church at Laurencekirk, 1854-1874; letters to William Murray, incumbent at Muchalls 1826-1837; papers of the Scottish Episcopal Church Society, 1852-1871.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Diocese of Brechin largely covers the counties of Kincardine, Angus and Perth. In 1792 the Diocesan Library was founded to collect books and manuscripts for the improvement of the clergy. In 1962 the library was deposited with Dundee University.

Arrangement

Records are arranged within series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in the University by the diocese Library in 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Accruals

None expected.

Related Material

GB 254 Br MS 10 St Ternan's Church, Muchalls