Roy Drummond Whitehorn: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

School and Cambridge papers, 1909-19; family letters, c.1910-27; copy letters, miscellaneous letters, and correspondence in India, 1915-19; papers about Malaya, 1924-26; photographs of Malaya and India; letters and papers on his ministry, 1928-38; Westminster College papers and lecture notes, 1938-63; letters and papers as Moderator, 1949-50; University sermons, 1944-61; Presbyterian Historical Society, essays, lectures, broadcasts, and conferences; schemes of union (Presbyterian Church of England/Free Churches, discussions, c.1933-38; Congregational/Presbyterian relations, 1944-48; and Anglican/Presbyterian relations, 1954-57); general reunion papers, c.1946-72; Presbyterian laymen's conferences, Doctrine Committee, Presbyter Committee, and World Presbyterian Alliance, c.1947-67; and World Council of Churches and British Council of Churches, 1930s-1970s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Roy Drummond Whitehorn (1891-1976), Presbyterian minister, attended Trinity College, Cambridge, 1912-14, and Westminster College, 1914-15 and 1919-21. He became a minister in 1923, serving at Selangor (Malaya), York, and Oxford. In 1938 he became Professor of Church History at Westminster College, Cambridge, and was Principal of the College, 1954-63. He was Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council, 1943-44, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of England, 1950, and a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, 1948-54. He edited the Cambridge Review, 1913-14, and the Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society, 1940-47.


The papers have been roughly sorted.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Rev. M.D. Whitehorn (son), 1992.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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