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Major accessions to repositories in 2006 relating to Religion


Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • William Porteous, minister of Spittal Presbyterian Church: notebook of sermons 19th cent (BRO 01206)

Bristol Record Office

  • Churches Together in Bristol (formerly Bristol Council of Churches): records (43077)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Charles Preston Lanchester, Anglican clergyman and schoolmaster: diaries 1876, 1882 (R106/032, 080)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Clifford Jesse Offer, clergyman: additional diaries 1944-60 (U3733)
  • Beale Poste, antiquary and clergyman: notes on family history and antiquarian notes on Tovil and Maidstone area, with notebook of his relative William 18th-19th cent (U3750)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Keswick Convention: records incl reports, posters, photographs and corresp 1875-1996 (DSO 250)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Thomas Richards Parfitt, Bishop of Derby: personal papers 1935-1974 (D6683)
  • Derbyshire Christian Endeavour Society: Junior Federation minutes 1854-1982 (D6679)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • William Alfred Strawbridge, vicar of Conisborough: clerical and probate papers 1880-1926 (DZMD/769)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lambrocus Thomas, Chancellor and Dean of Chichester: MS sermons (1 vol) 1658 (ACC 3822)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Kenneth Brooks Somerville, clergyman: papers rel to ministry in the diocese of Chester, and service as a naval chaplain during the Second World War c1920-1945 (P/21)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Margaret Williams, vice president of Mothers Union for Wales: papers 1957-1999 (D416)
  • Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese: minutes, agendas and photographs c1933-2006 (DMUL)
  • Mothers Union, St James's, Taffs Well: minutes, membership and administrative papers 1967-1996 (D410)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Partick and Hillhead Sabbath School Union, Glasgow: minute books, treasurers accounts and photographs 1872-2003 (TD1638)

Guildhall Library

  • Anglican Chaplaincy at Parame: history of the chaplaincy 1897-1953 (Ms 38376)
  • Archdeaconry of Scandinavia and Germany: papers 1980-2002 (Acc 2006/015)
  • Archdeaconry of North-West Europe: additional minutes 1987-2005 (Acc 2006/058)
  • Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta: papers 1948-2001 (Acc 2006/014)
  • Central Committee of the Anglican Church in Belgium: papers 1988-2004 (Acc 2006/059)
  • Diocese in Europe: additional corresp 1996-2000 (Acc 2006/013)
  • English Church, Ostend: additional registers and accounts 1860-2005 (Acc 2006/021, /029)
  • English Church, Dinard: registers, committee minutes and other records 1874-2003 (Mss 38371-5)
  • English Church, Avranches: service register 1895-1909 (Ms 38377)
  • Lisbon Anglican Chaplaincy: additional burial register 1892-1944 (Ms 33994/2)
  • London Diocese: additional records incl faculties and Diocesan Advisory Committee minutes and accounts (1902-2000) 18th-20th cent (Acc 2006/005, 027, 032, 044, Ms 36856-8)
  • Rapallo Anglican Chaplaincy: registers 1887-1974 (Ms 38412-4)
  • St Andrew's Church, Tangier: additional records 1885-2002 (Acc 2006/017)
  • St George's Memorial Church, Ypres: corresp and legal papers 1926-89 (Acc 2006/017)

Highland Archives: North Highland Archive

  • Alexander Youngson, minister of Strathy: diaries 1911-1919 (P641)

Hull City Archives

  • Hull and District Evangelical Alliance: minutes and corresp 1994-2005 (06/08)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Church Union, Isle of Wight branch: records 1897-1966 (2006/004)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Robert Lovett, rector of Pickwell: MS notes rel to the church and parish of Pickwell c1859-1875 (DE7071)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • John Warner, canon and archdeacon of Rochester: volume of sermons or discourses c1654-63 (DRc)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Council: deeds, minutes, corresp and papers, incl Ormesby enclosure award and map 1845 and diary of the Reverend Edward Samuel Taylor 19th cent-20th cent (ACC 2006/193)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Young Mens Christian Association, Nottinghamshire: board and committee minutes, annual reports, financial papers and misc papers 1994-2003 (7005)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Robert A Mack, Plymouth Town Mission: diary 1852-1869 (Acc 3162)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Brecon Free Church Council: minutes 1926-1984 (B/NC/G/2)

Sheffield Archives

  • Alderson family of Aston: Alderson family papers incl probate papers of Rev William Alderson 18th cent-20th cent (ADC)
  • Luke Tyerman, Methodist minister: MS memoir rel to William Cowlishaw 1896 (NR)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Bury St Edmunds and District Council of Churches (addnl): corresp and printed papers 1981-2000 (GC518)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Clerical Guild of St Mary, Ipswich (addnl): minutes and corresp 1971-1987 (GC476)

Surrey History Centre

  • Wey Institute for Religious Studies, adult religious education establishment: records incl minutes, papers and cassette tapes of lectures 1976-2000 (7987)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Daniel Milton: papers rel to dispute with Christian Israelites Church c1863-1903 (NCI/3)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Joseph Williamson, vicar of St Paul Dock Street with St Mark, Whitechapel: papers c1950-1969 (TH/9153)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Christian Endeavour Union: additional records 1914-2000 (WYAS2787)
  • Halifax Free Church Women's Council: records 20th cent (WYAS2790)

Wirral Archives Service

  • William Parr, Methodist preacher: diaries, sermons and other papers rel Claremount Methodist church, with additional papers rel to the Parr family 1887-1972 (acc 2006-1693)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Augustus William Gurney, clergyman: memoir of his brother Archer Thompson Gurney 1887 (Add 81597-81598)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Isabella Plumb, Church of Scotland missionary to Poona and Sialkot: corresp, journals, photographs and papers 1887-1956 (Acc.12680)
  • Findhorn Foundation: additional records 1960-2005 (Acc.12618)
  • London Missionary Society: Glasgow committee: minutes 1796-1803 (Acc.12590)
  • World Day of Prayer: Scottish committee: additional papers 1997-2003 (Acc.12599)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • George E Good, Methodist minister and missionary: corresp and personal papers 1928-87 (D/4382)


Lambeth Palace Library

  • George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury: ms sermon Matthew 11.28 1593
  • John Covel, Traveller and Botanist: annotated copy of the Book of Common Prayer transcribing the notes made in his copy by Lancelot Andrewes 1635-1637
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Lambeth and other estates: Stewards' household/rent accounts for Archbishops of Canterbury Cranmer, Pole and Parker, 1540-1575

Representative Church Body Library

  • Peter Browne, Bishop of Cork: book of prayers in his hand (RCBL Ms 780)
  • James Thomas O'Brien, Bishop of Ossory Ferns and Leighlin: ms copy of his 'Ten sermons...preached in the chapel of Trinity College, Dublin' (1833) 1833 (RCBL MS 783)
  • William St John Smyth, chancellor of Down: letters to him, mainly from William Mant, Bishop of Down and Connor 1808-46 (RCBL 772)
  • John Wainwright, baron of the exchequer of Ireland: ecclesiastical court book, which may previously have belonged to Sir Henry Marten, judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and William Smith, Bishop of Raphoe (RCBL MS 784)
  • Cork Annual Clerical Meeting: committee minute book 1879-1967 (RCBL MS 790)
  • Cork Clerical Society: minute books 1893-1988 (RCBL MS 789)
  • Cork Religious Tract and Book Society: minutes, attendance register, accounts and papers 1895-1960 (RCBL MS 791)
  • Limerick Clerical Society: minute book 1968-1975 (RCBL MS 773)
  • Mothers' Union, Ireland: minutes, accounts, reports etc 1903-1996 (RCBL MS 749)
  • South American Missionary Society: Irish branch: additional minutes and accounts 1986-2001 (RCBL MS 639)
  • St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork: chapter acts, accounts, tithe records and papers 1634-1897 (RCBL 20)
  • Young Mens Christian Association: Enniscorthy branch: minute book 1931-1967 (RCBL MS 782)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury: memoranda 1883-1916 (SGC ACC2006/31/14/1-3)
  • Philip Eliot, Dean of Windsor: memoranda 1883-1916 (SGC ACC2006/31/14/1-3)

York Minster Archives

  • John Stanley Purvis, canon of York and archivist: additional papers, incl corresp and notes on manuscripts 1939-1968 (2006/59)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Gordon Mortimer, Church of Scotland minister: sermons 1961-72

Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • Accepted Frewen, Archbishop of York: commonplace book (MD)
  • Arthur Harold May, vicar of Middleton with Cropton: personal papers c 1960-2005
  • Society of the Sacred Mission: records 1890-1982 (SSM)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Robert Scott (d 1887), Dean of Rochester: Bible Revision Committee papers (MS Add. 9739)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Thomas Ley, vicar of Crediton: ms relating to Crediton, Barnstaple (Dodderidge) and Totnes parish libraries 1689-1721 (MS 245)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament: minutes of meetings, corresp and enquiries, papers rel conferences and seminars 1958-2003

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Movement for the Ordination of Women: reports and papers 1935-1990 (6MOW)
  • Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church: minutes of executive and annual general meetings, accounts 1994-2000 (5SMW)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Brian Cooper, Baptist minister: material rel to 'Bridge of Books' project to Eastern European churches, and related twinning with such churches c1969-2006 (Acc. 224, 226)
  • Joseph Davis Charity for Sabbatarian Protestant Dissenters: minutes, corresp and accounts 1901-2006 (Acc. 241)

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

  • Jerusalem and the East Mission: additional material incl scrapbooks, photographs, slides and published works c1896-1979 (0161)