Scope and Contents
The material is composed of: an exercise book and loose exercise book pages of church history and class lectures in church history, 1862-1899; manuscript and typescript of a projected Life of St. Augustine; notes for further work; an illuminated address of the Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Free Church of Scotland to Rainy, 1901, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination; and bound volume of newspaper cuttings, obituaries, tributes on the occasion of Rainy's death.
Language of Materials
3 volumes, miscellaneous exercise books, 2 boxes. 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 Scottish divine Robert Rainy was born in Glasgow on 1 January 1826. He was educated at school in Glasgow and then studied at Glasgow University where he graduated with the degree of M.A. then at New College, Edinburgh. He became a Minister of the Free Church in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, 1851-1854, then at the Free High Church, Edinburgh, 1854-1862. Rainy became Professor of Church History, New College, Edinburgh, 1862-1900, and he was Moderator of the United Free Church Assembly in 1900 and in 1905. His publications include Life of Principal Cunningham (1871), Delivery and development of Christian doctrine (1874), The bible and criticism (1878), The epistle to the Philippians (1892), and The ancient Catholic church (1901). The Rev. Robert Rainy died on 22 December 1906.
3 volumes, miscellaneous exercise books, 2 boxes.