The material is composed of: a folder of hymnological notes and papers, 1927-1943, from Cairns' library, which includes a hardcover exercise book containing additional notes, circa 1900; a folder of hymnological notes, 1932-1942, from the library of Rev. Millar Patrick; miscellaneous hymns and folksongs collected by Cairns, 1922-1942; some leaves on the anthems of Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876), 1939; and, miscellaneous leaves on Wesley, 1943
Papers of the Rev. William Thomas Cairns (1868-1944)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-759
- Dates of Creation1900-1943
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 folders, 1 notebook, miscellaneous leaves. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMSS CAI 1-6
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Thomas Cairns was born in 1868. He received an Honorary D.D. from Edinburgh University on 28 June 1935. The Rev. William Thomas Cairns died in 1944.
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Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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