Papers of Rev Dr Stewart Mechie, 1897-1981, clergyman, lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, 1950-1964, Trinity College, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Academic certificates and testimonials 1915-1950;
  • Sermons and talks 1948-1958;
  • Notes and articles on other churches undated;
  • Articles in the Expository Times corresponmdence 1926-1976;
  • Presscuttings 1956-1978;
  • Miscellaneous 1958-1966;
  • Photographs 1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stewart Mechie was born on the 7th November, 1897  and died on the 3rd March, 1981  . He was educated at Perth Academy and went on to study at the University of Glasgow . During the 1st World War, he served as a Private in the Black Watch, before returning to his studies, and graduating with an MA in 1921  . He continued his studies at the Glasgow College of the United Free Church (later Trinity College, Glasgow). From 1926-1936  he served in the Crown Church, Inverness and from 1936-1950  in St Anne's in Corstorphine. In 1950  , he was appointed lecturer in Ecclesiastical History at Trinity College, Glasgow, where he remained until his retirement in 1964. During his time there he first held the post of Clerk of Senate of the College, and later of Librarian. Some of his major publications include: Great Men and Movements in the History of the Church: the Office of the High Lord Commissioner (1957); the Cunningham Lectures on The Church and the Scottish Develpoment (1960); and between 1961 and 1963 he also wrote articles on Education for the Ministry in Scotland since the Reformation which were published in Records of Scottish Church History .

Source: The College Courant, vol. 67 (1981, Glasgow).


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Mrs Madeline S Mechie: 1981

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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 07 October 2004

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Fonds level and lower level descriptions compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 07 October 2004. Finding aid created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 07 October 2004. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 July 2012.

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