Letters of Professor the Reverend James Stalker (1848-1927)

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  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-658
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  • Physical Description
      3 letters, 1 portrait photograph. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      Gen. 1983/131-134

Scope and Content

The material is composed of letters to Sir W. R. Nicoll and others. Also a halftone portrait photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Free Church divine, author, and historian James Stalker was born in Crieff on 21 February 1848. He studied at Edinburgh University and at Halle and Berlin, and also at New College, Edinburgh. He became Minister of St. Brycedale Church, Kirkcaldy, in 1874, and then of St. Matthew's, Glasgow, 1887. Stalker lectured at Yale in 1891, in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1904, and in Richmond, Virginia, in 1914. He was Professor of Church History in the United Free Church College, Aberdeen, 1902. Professor the Reverend James Stalker died on 5 February 1927.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1916-1928. 3rd edition. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1962.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


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