Commonplace-book and other family material relating to Rev. William Henderson Begg
Scope and Contents
- 1 x commonplace book from c.1900: autograph manuscript, 155pp, which also have enclusures (notes, ephemera). Subjects include: art, aesthetic religion, creeds, calvinism, darwinism, equality, love, missions, Puritan, personality, Rome, reason, and scepticism
- Photographs being: large family in posed group; kilted man in military unifrom; gentleman in posed portait, wing-collar; woman, head and shoulders portrait with two children, male and female; head and shoulders of minister, in spectacles; colour photograph of minister ('Robert Nov '92' on rear)
- 9 x black and white photographs showing various aspects to the Royal Visit in June 1957. The photographs were grouped together in a piece of paper bearing 'S/L Henderson-Begg'
- 1 x ticket-tag allowing bearer access to the Officers' Mess Enclosure, Royal Visit, 4 June 1957
- 2 x invitation cards to the ceremonial at RAF Leuchars, 4 June 1957, and access to Cocktails in the Officers' Mess, in the name of 'Mrs R. J. Henderson-Begg
- 1 x programme of events at the ceremonial at RAF Leuchars, 4 June 1957
- 2 x route plans for the visit to RAF Leuchars, 4 June 1957
- 2 x copies of news-cutting from 'St Andrews Citizen' dated Saturday 8 June 1957, on 'Leuchars' Royal Day'
- 1 x news-cutting from 'Daily Record' dated wednesday 5 June 1957
- Henderson-Begg, William, Rev., 1877-1934 (rector of St. Paul and St. George and canon of St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
The Rev. William Henderson-Begg was ordained in 1900 and became a priest in 1901. He was a Curate in Leith 1900-1904 and then in Glasgow, at St. George's, 1904-1908. He was Rector at Broughty Ferry from 1908 to 1913. From 1913 he was a Lecturer at Edinburgh Theological College, and Rector at All Saints, Glasgow, 1913-1921. He served as summer Chaplain in Braemar, 1914-1915.
Henderson-Begg was an Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, 1920-1921, and Canon at St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, 1920-1921. He was Rector of the Church of St. Paul's, York Place, Edinburgh, 1921-1932, and of St. Paul and St. George's, York Place, 1932-1934. He was also Canon of St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, and Synod Clerk for the Diocese of Edinburgh, 1928-1934.
The Rev. William Henderson-Begg died on 29 January 1934. He was buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. He was survived by Mrs. Henderson-Begg and his sons Robert, Alexander and Colin.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Material relating to Rev. William Henderson-Begg (1877-1934) and family