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Major accessions to repositories in 2005 relating to Religion


Aberdeen City Archives

  • David Cruden, minister of Nigg: account book 1814-19 (DD5)
  • St Margaret's Convent, Aberdeen: chapel diary, guest books, accounts, papers and photographs 1858-1984 (DD1034)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Thomas William Happs, Methodist Preacher: preaching records and biography c 1891-1981 (A/3097/F)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Biggleswade Deanery: synod minutes 1986-1998 (AB/RD/BG)

Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

  • Laurence Ambrose Brown, Bishop of Birmingham: papers relating to him c1934-84 (MS 2568)
  • Birmingham Diocese: additional records of Birmingham Diocesan Registry 1903-2001 (Acc2005/078-79)
  • Selly Oak Council of Churches: records 1950-1999 (Acc2005/165)

Bristol Record Office

  • Grace family of Bristol: commonplace book of John and Josiah Grace (Quakers) 1764-1848 (42993)
  • Bristol City Missionary Society: records 1895-2000 (42864)
  • Bristol Christian Men's Conference: records 1987-1996 (EP/BCMC)
  • Stapleton Deanery: minutes 1970-1999 (EP)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Cambridgeshire Baptist Association: minutes, attendance books, corresp and papers 1878-2003 (R105/050)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

  • Derek Ingram Hill, canon of Canterbury Cathedral: notebooks and writings 1928-87 (U471)
  • Bilsington priory: charters, incl some post-Reformation 1236-1636 (U472)
  • Videos of visits by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury c1990-99 (U80/37-39)
  • Bifolium from a gospel lectionary produced in German c1050-1100 (AddMs-128/72)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Bevan Jones, Minister of the Welsh Congregational Chapel: diaries 1924-1966 (Acc 7797)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Buckingham Archdeaconry: additional records incl visitation forms and quinquennial deanery reports 1896-2000

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • James Cairns, rector of Chevening: accounts and bills 1927-35 (U3729)
  • Clifford Jesse Offer, honourary canon of Rochester: personal and official papers incl diaries and civil defence corresp c1916-71 (Acc7093)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Churches Together in the City Centre of Chester: minutes, reports, corresp 1988-2005 (D 7023)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Keswick ministries' annual bible convention: minutes and corresp (DSO 250)
  • scrapbook of Miss A A Marrs, evangelical speaker, rel to Christian evangelical work in Carlisle 1914-1946 (DX 416)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Bakewell and Eyam Rural Deanery: additional minutes 2001-2003 (D2520)
  • Chesterfield Methodist Youth Council: minutes 1964-1988 (D6506)
  • Chesterfield Free Church Federal Council: minutes 1935-1995 (D6509)
  • Chesterfield Christian Endeavour Union: youth section minutes 1933-1972 (D6507)
  • Derby diocese: Bishop's administrative files 1995-2005 (D6460)
  • Derby diocese: Archdeacon of Derby's administrative files 1989-2001 (D6459)
  • East Midlands Baptist Association: additional records 20th cent (D2660)
  • Repton Rural Deanery: additional minutes and papers 1999-2003 (D2578)

Devon Record Office

  • Bernard Susser, Rabbi, London: papers rel to Exeter and Plymouth Hebrew congregations and associated records 1788-1999 (6723-0)
  • Exeter Diocese: registry volumes, files and papers 1800-2000 (6610-0)
  • Torre Abbey: cartulary (microfilm) 15th cent (6690-0)
  • United Brethren of Devon and Cornwall: Exeter assembly: minutes, accounts and papers 1880-2003 (3542-1)

Dorset History Centre

  • Owen Frederick Morshead, soldier and librarian: corresp rel to Dorset Historic Churches Trust 1911-1975 (D.1771)
  • Thomas Rackett, Rector of Spetisbury and Antiquary: corresp 1816-1817 (D/RAC)
  • Churches Together in Weymouth: minutes and papers 1964-2002 (D1976)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Church Relations Group: minutes 1989-2000 (D/X 1506)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • James Stillingfleet, clergyman: papers incl diaries and corresp 1653-1860 (DDX1041)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sussex Baptist Association: minutes and annual reports 1920-2003 (ACC 9194)

Essex Record Office

  • Charles Miller, vicar of Harlow: bonds and receipts 1855-56 (D/DU 2242)
  • Billericay Christian Council (Churches Together in Billericay): school ministry accounts (D/Z 393 addl)
  • Chafford Rural Deanery: minutes 1879-95, 1905-48 1879-1948 (D/E 17)
  • Chelmsford Diocese: faculty papers 1970-2004 and papers of Canon SJ Burling 20th cent-2004 (D/C)
  • Havering Deanery: minutes of house of clergy meetings 1970-1973 (D/E 18)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Anthony Fewster, miller: journal with accounts of Nailsworth Bible Society 1815-1873 (D1548)
  • Sarum Partnership, architects, Winchester and Salisbury: records of quinquennial inspections of churches in the diocese of Gloucester 1952-1975 (D10168)

Guildhall Library

  • Graham Leonard, Bishop of London: papers c 1981-91 (Acc 2005/47)
  • Robert Wright Stopford, Bishop of London: papers c 1961-1973 (Acc 2005/41)
  • London Diocese: papers rel to redundant churches c1900-2000 (Acc 2005/019)
  • St Paul's Cathedral Dean and Chapter: misc accounts c1900-2000 (Acc 2005/010)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Alfred Edward Daldy, archdeacon of Winchester, master of St Cross Hospital: papers, incl texts of addresses and sermons 1888-1937 (40A05)
  • Unpublished research material of JS Drew, incl translation of custumal of St Swithun's Priory, Winchester and unfinished study of medieval Latin agricultural terms c1940-99 (116A05)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hertfordshire Union of Baptist and Congregationalist Churches: minute book 1810-1838 (Acc 4161)
  • St Albans Diocese: further records 1952-1997 (DAcc 1110)

Highland Council Archives

  • Free Church of Scotland: Act of Separation and Deed of Demission executed at the General Assembly 1843 (D1044)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • National Christian Education Council (formerly Sunday School Union): Isle of Wight: records incl minutes, annual reports, exam results 1875-2005 (ac2005/65)

Lancashire Record Office

  • National Christian Education Council (formerly Sunday School Union): Accrington and District: minutes 1893-1928 (DDX 1862 acc 9469)
  • St Michael Licensed Mission, Belthorn: minutes of church meetings 1963-1980 (PR 3068 acc 9788)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Norman S Angus of Melton Mowbray, Leicester Diocesan Reader: sermons 1952-1974 (DE6880)
  • David James Vaughan, vicar of St Martin's, Leicester: sermons 1863-1866 (DE6847)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Peter Briggens, quaker: additional diary 1711-1716 (ACC/1017/0002A)
  • Albert Hoschander Friedlander, Rabbi: additional corresp, articles, sermons and conference papers (LMA/4071)
  • Harold Frederic Reinhart, Rabbi founder of the Westminster Synagogue: records incl corresp c 1950-1969 (LMA/4071/02/01)
  • Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth: additional administration subject files 1960-2003 (ACC/2805)
  • Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth: additional Chief Rabbinate Council minutes, corresp rel to Chief Rabbinate Fund, notes, agendas 1957-65 (ACC/2805/01)
  • Southwark Diocese: additional papers incl corresp, and records of Consistory Court hearings, petitions, elections, ordinations, marriage licences and visitations 1974-2004 (DS)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Stanley Booth-Clibborn, Bishop of Manchester: papers c1950-1992 (M289/addnl)
  • Manchester Diocesan Committee for Deaconesses: minutes 1886-1887 (M39/addnl/775)

Merseyside Record Office

  • London Missionary Society: Women's Auxiliary of Liverpool, Birkenhead and Wirral: minute books 1890-1957 (M287 LMS)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Elizabeth Blomfield of Wymondham: diary as member of the congregational church 1787-1824 (ACC 2004/298)
  • Methodist Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association, Diss Circuit Branch: minutes 1905-98, with minutes of the council of Botesdale Methodist Church 1989-99 1905-1999 (ACC 2005/230)
  • Norfolk Archdeaconry: survey and valuation 1630 (ACC 2005/257)
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Church Choral Association: minute book 1859-1896 (SO 244)
  • Norwich Diocese: files rel to deceased clergy 1999-2005 (ACC 2004/251)
  • Norwich Cathedral Dean and Chapter: further records, incl diaries and papers of Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1818-97), Dean of Norwich c1851-1965 (ACC 2005/271)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Catenian Circle: minutes and misc papers 1964-2000 (Acc 6923-6924)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Clergy Society: minutes, syllabus cards, receipts and payments 1937 - 1991 (2005-133)
  • Oldham and District Sunday School Union: minutes 1950-1963 (2005-276)

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • Thomas Shaw-Hellier, clergyman, Oxford: records 1859-90 (Acc. 5392)
  • Oxford archdeaconry: additional records incl articles of enquiry 1984-2000 (Acc. 5417)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Pembrokeshire Baptist Association: minutes of the Narberth to Pembroke Dock Division 1932-1956 (DFC/B/17)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Oliver Henwood, Methodist preacher: diary 1860 (Acc 3072)
  • William Whitehead, Methodist preacher, Devonport: personal papers 20th cent (Acc 3123)

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

  • Joseph Whitehouse, Independent Minister: notebook incl records of burials and baptisms and transcripts of letters 1799-1819 (DR 1148)

Sheffield Archives

  • Philip Stephen Burnett, clergyman: papers incl material rel to youth work and adult education 1954-70 (2005/102)
  • Rev Edward Charles, clergyman, Sheffield: scrapbooks rel to ministry and work in Sheffield and South Yorks 1958-2002 (2005/15)
  • Edward W Elcock, of Sheffield: talks and articles, mainly on music, for Wesley Guild meetings, Heeley Wesleyan Methodist Church, with notes on subsequent history by Mrs ST Ellins 1933-2005 (2005/22)
  • George Robert Vine, schoolteacher: corresp and papers rel to his work and role as deacon and church secretary of Zion Congregational Church and Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Sheffield 1902-39 (2005/145)
  • Sheffield Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society: notice of AGM with first annual report and list of names and addresses of subscribers 1903 (2005/42)
  • Sheffield Congregational Association: records incl minutes and a Jubilee history 1911-72 (2005/59)
  • Sheffield Diocesan Lay Readers Association: additional papers incl minutes, files and reader records c1980-2002 (2005/94)
  • South Yorkshire District United Reformed Church Council: minutes 1980-99 (2005/59)

Shropshire Archives

  • Lilleshall Abbey: additional deeds and papers rel to former properties 1188-1513 (7325)

Somerset Record Office

  • Michael Torrens, architect, Taunton: plans and drawings rel to Somerset churches 1920-1979 (A\CLM)
  • Bath and Wells Diocese: additional faculty records 1989-1992 (D\D/cf)
  • Society of Friends, Middle Divison, Somerset: additional records, minutes and registers 1650-1996 (DD\SFR.m)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Lichfield Record Office

  • Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance: minutes 1976-2000 (B/A/26)

Surrey History Centre

  • Mohammed Raja, Labour councillor, Woking: copy corresp, newscuttings and posters rel to political career and roles as trustee of Shah Jehan Mosque and representative of the Kashmiri community c1990-2003 (Z/454)
  • Arthur Robert Winnett, Vicar, Canon Emeritus of Guildford Cathedral: corresp and papers incl unpublished autobiography 1974-89 (7789)
  • Community of St Peter, Woking: records incl journals of day to day work, chapter minutes, patient registers and photographs 1867-2003 (7805)
  • Guildford Diocese: additional board of education minutes of school governing bodies 1989-2001 (7815)
  • Shah Jehan Mosque, Woking: publications 1929-2002 (7831)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • The Red House, Stepney (Incorporated), temperance, missionary and charitable organisation: additional records 1980-99 (I/RHS/1/3-4)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Colonel Nathaniel Robert Radcliffe: scrapbook and diary, diaries of his father General George Travis Radcliffe 1899-1902 and father-in law, Rev FAW Hamilton-Gell 1879 1879-1906 (CR4000)

West Sussex Record Office

  • St Julian's Community, Coolham: records 1941-2000 (Acc.13892)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Robert Collyer, Anglican clergyman: sermons and letters c1600-1700 (WYB263)
  • Wyke Gospel Temperance Mission: records 1903-78 (WYB260)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Robert Meeke, Anglican Clergyman: diaries 1700-1704 (WYK1247)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Churches together in Worcester: minutes, correspondence and financial records 1900-1999 (BA14200)
  • Worcester Theological Society: minutes and papers 1900-1999 (BA14215)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • St Albans Abbey: psalter and notes c 1150 (Add 81084, 81085)

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Dean and Chapter of Man: cathedral accounts incl analysis book for general accounts and Cubbon bequest 1980-96 (11104)
  • 'Memoirs of John Crook, Wesleyan Missionary in the Isle of Man in 1775' by James MacDonald 1808 (11179)

National Archives of Scotland

  • Charles Baillie-Hamilton, Archdeacon of Cleveland: diary 1789-1799 (GD1/1390)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Gilliland Simpson, merchant, London: letter books and diaries of Simpson and his wife, Jane Horsburgh, rel to business and domestic affairs and their relationship with the Rev Edward Irving 1806-1851 (Acc.12489)
  • Waldensian Missions Aid Society Scotland: minute books, press cuttings, corresp and financial papers 1850-1954 (Acc.12519)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Eric Gallagher, Methodist minister, peace campaigner, writer: corresp, newspaper cuttings, teaching material, sermons and papers rel to his books and articles and interest in the Ecumenical Movement (including the Irish School of Ecumenics), peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the work of the Methodist Church 1940-99 (D/4360)
  • Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland: papers incl financial records, corresp, minute books and reports incl those rel to the James MacDonald Charity, the General Widows and Orphans Fund, the Rea Fund, the Chancellor Memorial Church Sabbath Morning Fellowship and the Reformed Presbyterian Mission in Antioch 1876-1980 (CR/5/5A)


Lambeth Palace Library

  • Frederick Donald Coggan, Baron Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury: corresp and papers
  • Alison Laughton, Chaplain to St Margaret's Convent, East Grinstead: travel diaries 1860-87
  • Francis Gregory Lemann, Vicar of Langford: ecclesiological sketchbooks 1841-70
  • John Mason Neale, Warden of Sackville College Author: transcript of diaries 1836-38
  • Archbishops' China Appeal Fund: papers 1945-2005
  • Church of England Council on Foreign Relations: additional records 1933-1981
  • Servants of Christ the King: papers 1944-96

Representative Church Body Library

  • John Grainger, Rector of Skerry and Rathcavan: papers rel to his academic and clerical careers, and corresp rel to the history of the Grainger, Chaytor and Parke families (MS 757)
  • Charles Maurice Stack, Bishop of Clogher: autobiographical memoir and annals of his life compiled from his diaries by his son, Rev C.M. Stack (1914) (MS 748)
  • Church of Ireland Jubilee Fund: minute book 1887-2005 (MS 751)
  • Mothers' Union: Ireland: minutes, agendas and papers 1903-16 (MS 749)
  • Protestant Religious and Benevolent Society House, Kilkenny: account book c1830-40 (MS 754)

Royal Institute of British Architects

  • Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Knight Architect: letters to George Plank rel to Marvells, Sussex and caricatures of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Birmingham 1929-30
  • Percy Stone, architect: MSS 'Gothic Architecture in England', drawings of ecclesiastical buildings and photographs c1884-1901

Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Edward Winn, Methodist preacher, Falmouth: appointment book, circuit papers and ephemera 1891-1937

Scottish Catholic Archives

  • Mark Dilworth, priest and archivist: additional papers (KC)
  • Margaret Anne Sinclair, Poor Clare nun: personal and family papers and papers relating to her beatification 20th cent (MP/)
  • Aberdeen Roman Catholic Diocese: records 16th cent-20th cent (DAb/)
  • Galloway Roman Catholic Diocese: additional records (DG/)
  • Pontifical Commission for the Laity: records (NL/)
  • Scottish Catholic Justice and Peace Commission: records (NJ/)
  • Secretariat for the Laity: records (NL/)
  • St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Portobello: St Vincent de Paul Society minutes 1885-1984 (MP/)
  • Una Voce Scotland (traditional latin mass society): records 20th cent (GD/)

York Minster Archives

  • York Dean and Chapter: Finance Office records 1996-2004 (2005/33)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • William Macleod Macartney, Church of Scotland minister: papers and sermons (MS 3757)

Birmingham University Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre

  • Student Christian Movement: further records c1960-1999 (DA1)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • James Mathers, lecturer in theology: papers (US82)
  • BibleLands: minutes and papers 1854-1996 (MS203)
  • Catholic Apostolic Church (addnl): MS and typescript sermons by Alfred Haigh and Frederick Haigh. c1891-1943 (MS197)
  • Church Pastoral Aid Society (addnl): minute book 1908-38, notebook 1866-99 and photograph album 1866-1938 (CPAS)
  • Church Missionary Society (addnl): papers, with copies of books for children published by the Society (CMS)

Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • John Stapylton Habgood, Baron Habgood of Calverton, Archbishop of York: papers (44/2005)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Freda Collins, author and playwright: corresp and papers rel to religious drama 1939-60 (MS Add. 9712)
  • Statutes of the guild or confraternity of St Anthony of Bordeaux late 15th cent (MS Add. 9714)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • William Hugh Clifford Frend, ecclesiastical historian: papers rel to his work during the Second World War (copies) c1944 (MISC 78)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • mss notebook (anon) on Bibles, in particular concerning Bible translations c 1880 (MS 295)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Daisy Dobson, Secretary to Agnes Maude Royden: records incl corresp rel to the Guildhouse Fellowship c 1921-1950 (7DDO)
  • Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church: additional records incl minute books c 1938-1997 (5SMW)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Longsight Baptist Chapel, Manchester: papers, incl records of the Manchester Lay Preachers' Association and papers rel to Baptist chapels in Manchester 1890-1974 (Acc 2005/037)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • John S Hoyland, Quaker and missionary: additional records incl literary papers and corresp c1890-1950 (MS 733)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Joseph Angus, Baptist Biblical Scholar: appeal to Accrington Baptist Church for funds for Regent's Park College 1866 (ACCRINGTON 6/2)
  • Kenneth Davies: indexed collection of slides of British Baptist churches c1971-91 (Angus Acc. 201)
  • Edwin James Fasham, Baptist, Birmingham: notes and slides on hymnological research c1950-76 (Angus Acc. 209)
  • Philip Hayden: notes rel to work for uncompleted thesis ‘Nonconformist meeting-houses in the Cotswolds, c1740-1820: an architectural examination’ (Angus Acc. 208)
  • Marjorie Page, Baptist Missionary Society missionary in the Congo: typescript memoirs of her time in the Congo (1938-65) (BMS Acc. 204)
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Preacher: letters of encouragement to Edwin Alfred Carter 1877-1882 (D/SPU 20)
  • Winifred Waller, Baptist Deaconess: commemorative material 1970-2004 (Angus Acc. 190)
  • Baptist Historical Society: additional accounts and corresp, mainly financial 1964-99 (Angus Acc. 199)
  • London Baptist Preachers Association: pamphlets, minutes and surveys of London preaching 1951-2005 (D/LBPA)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Donald Blackburn, missionary: collected material on Middle East incl accounts of shooting of Archdeacon Campbell in Jerusalem and of the civil war in Jordan (1970) 1941-73 (0378)

Southampton University Library

  • David Kossoff, actor: papers rel to his screen and stage acting, performance of one-man shows and publications on the reinterpretation of Biblical stories c1960-99 (MS 348)
  • Lawrence Littlestone, rabbi, executive director of the Council for Soviet Jewry: research and pressure group papers 1986-92 (MS 343)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Thomas Elrington, Bishop of Ferns: account of his life by his daughter Emilia (TCD MS 11244)