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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Religion


Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

  • Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Central England Area Meeting: records 17th - 20th cent (FC, FB, FA (TBC))

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

  • William H Fairbairns, writer on ecclesiastical buildings: papers incl photographs of Kent churches 20th cent
  • Deal Christian Men's Fellowship: records 20th cent
  • East Charing rural deanery: minutes 1969-78 (DCd/EC)
  • North Lympne rural deanery: records 1927-56 (DCd/NL)
  • Hendrik Strik: architectural drawings of Canterbury Cathedral c1970-79 (DCc/Plans adds)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Truro Cathedral Guild of Lay Assistants: minutes 1957-1974 (TCM)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Henry Robinson, Anglican clergyman: personal ecclesiastical papers 1931-48 (DX 1993)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Ambleside parish: registers of marriages, burials, ashes, banns, services and PCC minute books 1955-2005 (WPR 63)
  • Burneside Parish: photographs and prints of incumbents 1860-1990 (WPR 54)
  • Sedbergh and District Christian Aid Committee: minutes 1989-2009 (WDSO 361)
  • Sedbergh Parish: St Andrew's Church Women's Fellowship minutes and reports 1991-2007 (WDSO 360)
  • Young Women's Christian Association, Kendal: minutes, corresp, annual reports, scrapbooks, publicity material 1949-2008 (WDSO 165)

Devon Record Office

  • Sabine Baring-Gould, rector of Lew Trenchard, antiquary, folklorist and hymn writer: ms volumes 'Songs and Ballads of the West' personal annotated copies of printed folk song collections and chap books, genealogical papers 19th cent (7960)

East Sussex Record Office

  • George Griffin Stonestreet, Prebendary of Lincoln and Chaplain to the Forces: papers incl baptisms and marriages celebrated at Antwerp, Brussels, Paris and Cambrai (1815-18) 1688-1844 (ACC 10959)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • George Isaac Huntingford, Bishop of Gloucester and Hereford: day book 1802-1831 (GDR/A14/11/1)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Alverstoke rural deanery: ruri-decanal conference minutes 1910-25 (92A11)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • The Missions to Seamen: minutes, photographs, financial statements, records rel to property c1900-2011 (C DSMS)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • David R Viles, United Reformed Church minister: research notes on St Ives Primitive Methodist Chapel, papers and photographs c 1990-1999 (Accession 5499)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Frederick Hedley Joscelyne, Rector of Blaby: personal papers 1883-1944 (DE8117)

Northumberland Archives

  • Hicks family of Newcastle: family papers 1835-1998 (NRO 09320)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth and District Free Church Women's Council: minutes and reports 1942-2010 (3762)

Shropshire Archives

  • Oswestry Deanery Synod: minutes 1925-2010 (8346)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Roger Owen Fry, Rector of Portishead: corresp and papers 1841-1988 (A\DDP)
  • Charles Latimer Marson, Rector of Hambridge: letters, sermons, articles and photographs 1861-2010 (A\DFS)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Deanery Synod: minutes 1972-2005 (8926)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Wearside Council of Churches: Chairman's copy of minutes and papers for council and sub group meetings 1973-1995 (IB.CC1)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Community of the Holy Family, West Malling: records 20th cent (Acc 16106)
  • Society of Dependants, Northchapel branch: records incl minutes and corresp 1875-1969 (AM414)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Baildon Moravian Church: registers and records c1816-2000 (WYB521)
  • Little Horton Moravian Church: records 1927-1987 (WYB75)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • The Corporation of the Patrons of the Church of St Peter, Leeds: records 1748-2006 (RD/WYAS5198)
  • Manston St James Parochial Church Council: minutes, corresp, papers 1910-1968 (RDP73)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Elland Society: minute books, annual reports and accounts 1875-2004 (C84)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Young Men's Christian Association, Wallasey: records incl accounts, reports, plans and photographs 1997-2010 (1984)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Worcester Diocese, Archdeacon of Dudley: records 20th-21st cent (BA15306)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • St Colm's College, Edinburgh, women's missionary training college: records 1839-2010 (Acc.13301)
  • Waldensian Missions Aid Society Scotland: additional records 1865-1975 (Acc.13298)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Rev James Brown Armour, Protestant Home Ruler: family corresp and papers 1841-1928 (D4515)


Chetham's Library

  • John Clowes, Swedenborgian: papers and publications 1769-1829 (Mun A 3)

Douai Abbey

  • St Mary's Priory (Benedictine nunnery), Fernham: official and personal records of the community c1780-2011 (PMN)
  • Elmore Abbey (Benedictine): official records and personal papers 1913-2011 (MN25)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum/University of Central Lancashire)

  • Socialist Christian League: minutes and publications 1933-71 (Acc 1343)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury: manuscript notebook incl notes on satires of Juvenal and Martial, annotated by members of family c1800-1900 (Acc 2011-22)
  • John Selwyn Hullock, teacher and lay minister, Cambridge: photographs of bishops 1949-1980 (MSS 4914-4920)

Representative Church Body Library

  • John George De La Poer Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh: corresp and papers rel to Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin diocese 1825-1844 (MS 908)
  • Thomas Campbell, Chancellor of Clogher: copy journal and misc papers 1775-1824 (MS 914)
  • Peter Charles Mellish Hoskin, Vicar of Whittlesford: corresp rel to British and Foreign Bible Society Cambridge Auxiliary 1820-1877 (MS 896)
  • Armagh Junior Clerical Association: minutes 1935-1947 (MS 900)
  • Ferns Clerical Association: minutes 1935-1995 (MS 919)
  • Kilkenny Clerical Meeting: minutes 1800-1870 (MS 907)
  • Kilkenny Protestant Orphan Society: minutes and accounts 1861-1890 (MS 904)
  • Ossory Church Education Society: minutes and accounts 1839-1900 (MS 903)
  • Ossory Clerical Union: minutes 1903-1964 (MS 906)
  • Ossory Diocesan Temperance Association: accounts 1876-1936 (MS 905)

Wellcome Library

  • Edward T Williams, medical missionary: papers rel to career incl at Kuluva Hospital, Uganda on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Burkitt's Lymphoma c1940-1993 (WTI/EHW)

Westminster Diocesan Archives

  • National Conference of Priests of England and Wales: minutes, corresp, photographs and other records 1970-2010 (NCP)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • George Cornelius Gorham, Anglican clergyman, antiquary and genealogist: volume of poems c1802-04 (MS Add. 9951)
  • Alfred Merle Norman, Canon of Durham and zoologist: corresp and papers (MS Add. 9912)
  • Arthur Westcott, Anglican clergyman and author: poetry commonplace book 1879-86 (MS Add. 9953)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Arnold Patrick Spencer-Smith, Anglican clergyman and amateur photographer: papers rel to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 (MS 2160)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Bacchus Dykes, clergyman and hymnist: annotated copy of Dykes' Hymn Tunes (1902) with additional interpolated material 1870-1912 (PRA)
  • Arthur Cayley Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester: corresp rel to cataloguing and sale of his library 1967-1968 (HHM)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Frank Himsworth, Methodist missionary: papers accumulated through work with the informal Sierra Leone support group 1978-2009 (2011/047)
  • Jonathan Lees, missionary: personal papers rel to time as a missionary in China with the London Missionary Society c1858-1900 (MS 381098)
  • Janet Rough, Methodist missionary: journals and slides mainly rel to time in Jamaica 1993-1999 (2011/041)
  • Alfred Lionel Sadd, missionary: letters written during time as a missionary in the Gilbert Islands [Kiribati] with the London Missionary Society 1935-1944 (MS 381081)
  • Kenneth Maltus Smith, missionary: personal papers rel to service with the London Missionary Society and teacher at Inyati Mission, Southern Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] and Moeding College, Botswana 1958-1986 (MS 381075)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • John Monier Bickersteth, Bishop of Bath and Wells: letters from his son, Julian 21st cent (6605)
  • Sarah Cooke, religious writer: collected essays with sermons and related material by her husband, Caleb Cooke c1695-1715 (6597)
  • WAS San Garde, writer on religion: box of notes apparently by San Garde c1890-1910 (6673)
  • John Graham Gerard Irvine, Vicar of St Matthew, Westminster: papers (6686)
  • Robert Gordon Milburn, author and missionary: additional papers incl theological notes, sermons, lectures, annotated publications (6591)
  • Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union: secretary's and treasurer's papers 20th-21st cent (6593)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • John Casebow, missionary in Belgian Congo: letters and diaries, with documents rel to Kimbanguism c1929-72 (BMS Acc. 278)
  • Edwin Charles Girling, medical missionary in Belgian Congo: photograph album 1908 (BMS Acc. 280)
  • George Grenfell, Baptist Missionary: letters to fellow missionary William Lansberry Forfeitt, with further corresp and photographic material of Grenfell, Forfeitt and John Lawson Forfeitt c1890-1923 (BMS Acc. 277)
  • Victor E W Hayward, ecumenist: draft articles and related corresp on ecclesiological matters c1966-70 (Acc. 316)
  • Dorothy Grace Medway, medical missionary in India: log book and circular letters c1943-2004 (BMS Acc. 281)
  • Ivan Milstead, Baptist minister: 'Memories of a wartime ministry 1939-45', with historical notes c1980-83 (Acc. 309)
  • Henry Wheeler Robinson, theologian: notes rel to church history to c500 AD c1920-39 (Acc. 313)
  • Michael Hugh Taylor, Baptist theologian: papers incl notes for lectures, sermons and diaries c1950-2009 (Acc. 323)
  • Majorie Dorcas Webber, missionary in the Belgian Congo: photographic slides c1957-64 (BMS Acc. 273)
  • Baptist Men's Movement: additional minutes (incl for Kent branch), reports, conference and publicity material 1916-2010 (D/BMM)
  • Baptist Missionary Society: additional records comprising minutes and publicity materials 1976-2011 (BMS Acc. 279)
  • Baptist Peace Fellowship: additional records incl minutes, corresp and publicity materials 1956-2010 (Acc. 320)

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

  • Laurence Arthur Hubbard, missionary: papers rel to Christian Missionary Service chaplaincy in Damascus and Aleppo, and Mission to Seamen in Aqaba 1993-2000 (0552)

Southampton University Library

  • Hermann Nathan Adler, Chief Rabbi: papers incl corresp and sermon notes c1860-1911 (MS 390)
  • ASA Awrounin, Jewish scholar: commentaries on the Torah and 'Ethics of the Fathers' (MS 392)
  • Meyer Lerner, Chief Minister of the Federation of Synagogues and founder of the Sabbath Observance Society: papers 19th-20th cent (MS 391)
  • Synagogue music resources for Bradford Synagogue and West London Synagogue 1892-1971 (MS 393)