Papers of David Preston (History of the Colonial Mission of the Church of Scotland)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of twelve notebooks containing the unpublished manuscript version of the History of the Colonial Mission of the Church of Scotland.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Reverend David Preston, B.D., was the Minister-Emeritus of the Pollokshields-Tetwood Parish Church in Glasgow.

Access Information

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


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

Other Finding Aids

The Index to Manuscripts and the Inventory of Manuscripts at New College Library mention the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

The manuscript was once in the General Assembly Library.

Corporate Names