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Church History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on the institutional history of the church

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/3
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Dates: 14 December 1864

[Church history. MS on paper]

Identifier: Coll-1140
Scope and Contents The inventory includes mention of John Kennedy of Blairquhan and his chapel at St. Ninian's (1508). There is also the will of the jeweller and philanthropist, George Heriot (1563-1624), who left funds to Edinburgh's ministers to found the hospital which bore his name (now a school). In addition there are letters from Lord Salisbury, Fentoun (Alexander Erskine, Viscount Fentoun), and others, and including Scottish government letters of condolence on the death of Henry, Prince of Wales,...
Dates: 1670

Copy of ‘A booke of records for the English Church in Delft’ by George Gibson and William Steven, 1836

Identifier: MS DEL
Scope and Contents

Contains: Records, 1643-1724; a catalogue of such as were members at 1 Oct. 1645; a register of matrimonial, 1646-1696; a catalogue of the children's names that have been baptized, 1643-1723.

From General Assembly Library.

Dates: 1643-1724; 1836 (Copied from the original records)

Correspondence on the 1929 Church Union exhibition, 1929-1930

Identifier: AA2/1/104a
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains the institutional records of New College Library, Edinburgh University Theological Library, Church of Scotland General Assembly Library, Church of Scotland Lending Library and Longforgan Free Church Ministers' Library.

Dates: 1929-1930

Five lists of various offices and office holders, 1510

Identifier: MS 186/ff. 338r-342v

There are four sets of lists contained on ff. 338r-342v. Ff. 338r-v is 'de romanis pontificis' ('Roman popes'); ff. 339r-v is 'de romanorum Imperatoribus' ('Roman generals'); ff. 339v-341v records 'Sedes episcopales' ('Episcopal seats'); ff. 341v-342r contains a 'Tabula monasteriorum Scocie' ('Table of monasteries in Scotland'), and f. 342v covers 'Vicecomitatus Scocie' (Sheriffdomes in Scotland').

Dates: 1510

Invitation to Rev. William Dobbie to take up post of Pastor at Castle Hill U.F. Church, Forres

Identifier: Coll-1139
Scope and Contents

There are some 300 names on the invitation - subscribers to the Church - which is written on a number of paper pages joined into one long roll several feet long (a conservator's nightmare). The roll is contained in black leather covered tube with gilt blocked title and date.

The blocked title states: 'Call / to the Rev. William Dobbie / by Castlehill United Free Church / Forres / August 6th 1907

Dates: 1907

List of books to be divided between the Free Church and the United Free Church, 1900-1909

Identifier: AA2/1/103
Scope and Contents

List of books at New College Library to be divided between the Free Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland following their split in 1900.

Dates: 1900-1909

MS 178: Historiae Ecclesiasticae Tripartitae Epitome [incomplete], by Epiphanius Scholasticus, 12th century

Identifier: MS 178
Contents MS 178 contains a copy of a 6th-century Church history by Epiphanius Scholasticus. The work takes the form of twelve books, and became the primary clerical manual for Church history in the medieval west for centuries. The 12-part book is often presented in early print publications/manuscript copies as the work of Cassiodorus. However, it was originally a work of Latin translations of the histories of Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodoret produced by Cassiodorus's friend and colleague at the...
Dates: 12th century

MS 179: Eusebius's Historia Ecclesiastica [incomplete] translated and continued by Tyrannius Rufinus, 12th century

Identifier: MS 179
Contents Tyrannius Rufinus was a fourth-century Christian monk and theologian. Rufinus is known for his translations of work by Origen, a second and third-century Christian theologian and scholar. In 401, Rufinus was commissioned by Bishop Chromatius of Aquileia (Rufinus was born near Aquileia, in northern Italy) to translate the Historia Ecclesiastica by Eusebius. This translation of the text of ecclesiastical history by the third-century historian Eusebius was...
Dates: 12th century

Note about the last priest at Achnandoun, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/36
Scope and Contents

Note probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Father MacPhail, the last priest at Achnandoun [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore], that he baptised Donul ban Maccolla grandfather of Donald who went to Canada.

Dates: August 1883