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Papers of the Rev. Professor William Manson (1882-1958)

 Fonds
Identifier: GD15

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of: formal lectures and notes on the Apocalypse, Christianity, Eschatology, Greek Bible and Language, Jesus, the Jewish people, Mark, Moses, Peter, St. Paul, the Resurrection, and the Synoptic Gospels, and much more; informal lectures and addresses on a variety of topics ; sermons and sermon fragments based on Genesis, Exodus, Samuel, the Psalms, Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Romans, Corinthians, and Revelation; prayers of intercession, for world peace, communion, funeral service, Polish protestants, and more; reviews; extracts and notes from work of others; and, miscellaneous material. In MAN0606A there is a thesis, The faith and theology of William Manson by Kenneth S. Barker, Knox College, Toronto, Canada. There is also a mounted photograph of Manson, by Drummond Young, at MAN06-43

Dates

  • 1911-1953

Language of Materials

English.

Physical Description

3580 pages manuscript (approx), 1285 pages typescript material (approx), miscellaneous notebooks, 370 pages off-prints and printed material (approx), and miscellaneous cards, fragments, cuttings, folders and files. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

William Manson was born on 14 April 1882. He studied at Glasgow University, and Oriel College, Oxford. He studied Theology at the United Free College (later Trinity College), Glasgow, and was ordained in 1911. He ministered in Oban 1911-1914, and at Pollockshields East, Glasgow. He was appointed to the Chair of New Testament Language and Literature, at Knox College, Toronto, Canada, in 1919. Manson then held the Chair of New Testament at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 to 1946, and then the Chair of Biblical Criticism from 1946 to 1952. Between 1950 and 1952 he was Vice-President of the British Council of Churches. His publications included Jesus the Messiah (1943), The epistle to the Hebrews (1951), and The way of the cross (1958). The Rev. Professor William Manson died on 4 April 1958.

Extent

3580 pages manuscript (approx), 1285 pages typescript material (approx), miscellaneous notebooks, 370 pages off-prints and printed material (approx), and miscellaneous cards, fragments, cuttings, folders and files.

Arrangement

The papers have been arranged in six sections, MAN01 Formal lectures, MAN02 Informal lectures and address, MAN03-01 to -04 Sermons, MAN03-05 Prayers, MAN04 Reviews, and MAN05 Extracts and notes from work of others.

Physical Location

MSS MAN

Other Finding Aids

Local lists.

Accruals

Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Materials

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: correspondence with publishers, 1923-1931, National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division, Ref. Dep 247 342 NRA 20220 Clark

Physical Description

3580 pages manuscript (approx), 1285 pages typescript material (approx), miscellaneous notebooks, 370 pages off-prints and printed material (approx), and miscellaneous cards, fragments, cuttings, folders and files. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Physical Facet

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

General

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Title
Papers of the Rev. Professor William Manson (1882-1958)

Repository Details

Part of the New College Library Special Collections Repository

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