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Papers of James Mearns, 1855-1922, hymnologist and vicar
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Administrative / Biographical History
James Mearns, hymnologist, was born in 1855 in Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the United Presbyterian College in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was ordained in the Church of England, and subsequently became vicar at Ashby de la Launde, Lincolnshire, England, and at Rushden, Hertfordshire, England. Later he became the rector at Wallington, Hertfordshire. He died in 1922 .
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Deposit : General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (as part of the Library of Trinity College, Glasgow) : August 1974 : ACCN 4719
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Fonds level description compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 12 August 2003.
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The collection came to the United Free Church College (subsequently Trinity College), Glasgow in 1923 and was transferred with the rest of the College Library to the University of Glasgow in 1974
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Julian, JohnA dictionary of hymnology (London, 1925) London, England, 1925