Scope and Contents
The records are composed of: 6 volumes of minutes, being minutes of the meetings held between December 1941 and May 1976; syllabuses, 1948-1974; bank and accounts books, 1953-1976; correspondence and receipts on closure, 1975-1976; Secretary's notebook, 1970-1975; typescript copies of the Club constitution; copies of printed Office of the Club; material on merging with Christian Unity Association; statement on closure of the Glasgow Leighton Club, 1965; and, papers, 1944-1968, entitled Leighton's challenge to schism in Scotland by Cecil Thornton, Confirmation: a review of the Anglican discussion by D. S. Bailey, The Anglican concept of authority by Glen Cavalifro, and Do we still want unity? by Frederick Levison and Fergus Harris.
Language of Materials
1 box containing envelopes and folders of material, 6 volumes. 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
The Leighton Club in Edinburgh was constituted in 1942. The Leighton referred to in the name of the Club is the scholar and Archbishop Robert Leighton (1611-1684) of Glasgow, who had studied at Edinburgh University and at Douai. Leighton had also been Minister of Newbattle, Midlothian. In 1956 the Leighton Club went through a merger with the Christian Unity Association. It disbanded in 1976. Glasgow's Leighton Club closed in 1965.
1 box containing envelopes and folders of material, 6 volumes.