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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Religion


Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Biggleswade Rural Deanery: papers 1970-2008 (AB/RDBg/12a/1-3)

Bristol Record Office

  • Alexander Stopford Catcott, geologist and theologian: MS, corresp, ephemera and maps (formerly at Bristol Central Library) 1733-1774 (44801)
  • Henry Thomas Ellacombe, Vicar of Clyst St George Antiquary: records rel to the parish of Bitton, incl manuscripts, manorial records for Bitton, Bitton Prebend, Hanham, Hanham Abbots, Kingswood, Mangotsfield, Oldland and Upton Cheney, drawings, ephemera, and other records (transferred from Bristol Central Library) 1563-1885 (44786)
  • Samuel Seyer, Rector of Filton Antiquary: manuscript volumes rel to the history of Bristol compiled by Samuel Seyer and others (transferred from Bristol Central Library) c 1820-29 (44954)

Bromley Local Studies and Archives

  • Bromley Council of Churches: records 1934-1973 (Acc 2231)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Donald Peveril Hardy, colonial administrator and clergyman: diaries written when vicar of Over (1963-1966) and rector of Coton (1966-1970) 1963-1970 (R112/009)
  • Cambridgeshire Churches Media Trust: minutes, accounts, corresp and other papers 1982-2009 (R112/066)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Henry Harpur Crewe, Rev, Rector of Drayton Beauchamp: papers to testamentary settlement of his estate 1883-1886 (AR59/2012)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Ladies Bible Association: minutes 1881-1952 (D 8216)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • British and Foreign Bible Society, Barrow-in-Furness Auxiliary Committee: minutes 1972-90 (BDSO 137)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Calder Rural Deanery Synod: minutes and papers 1970-2011 (YCD)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Ewecross Deanery Synod: synod minutes, papers and electoral roll 2001-2011 (DRC 11)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Paul William Miller, Canon Residentiary of Derby Cathedral: unpublished theological writings c1990-1999 (D7536)
  • Derby diocese: deceased clergy files 20th cent (D4007)

Dorset History Centre

  • Alfred Fisher, vicar of Bothenhampton: diary 1848 (D.2329)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Crowborough: marriage register c1990-2010 (ACC 11172)
  • Robertsbridge Abbey: certificate by the Abbot and Convent of Treport, Normandy, confirming payment c1290 (ACC 11151)

Essex Record Office

  • Patrick Appleford, Anglican clergyman, hymn writer and composer: leaflets, libretto and music 1978-2012 (D/DU 2725)
  • John Edwin Watts-Ditchfield, Bishop of Chelmsford: diaries 1896-1916 (A13528)
  • Thomas John Griffinhoofe, anglican clergyman: album rel to Essex churches and their restoration 1783-1885 (A13366)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • East Glamorgan English Baptist Association: minutes, accounts, cash book, attendance books, handbooks and directories, statistical returns, histories, programmes and other records, Home Mission Fund ledger 1898-2011 (DBAP1)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Pearson McAdam Muir, minister of Glasgow Cathedral: family papers 1773-1950 (TD1868)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Sidney Riggs, Vicar of St Mary de Lode: sermons 1963-2004 (D12641)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Rev Clutterbuck, local historian of Andover: notebooks of translations of Andover documents and copy perambulation of Andover with original (1835) c1880-1899 (160A12)
  • Eileen Cox, of Farnborough: letters to Diana Downs, rel to life in Farnborough, especially church and religious activities and periods spent with the nuns of Farnborough Hill Convent 1991-94 (100A12)
  • Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, All Saints, Hursley: attendance registers (non-consecutive) 1912-28 (20M94)
  • Digital copies of watercolours of Hampshire churches and chapels, from Winchester Cathedral Library 19th-20th cent (3A12W)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Watford Primitive Methodist Circuit: additional minutes and records 1980-2007 (Acc 5309)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Huntingdonshire Clergy Charity: minutes 1809-1906 (Accession 5521)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Rev Henry Oglander: diaries and account books (2012/038)
  • Church Patronage Trust: advowson deeds 1835-1853 (2012/019)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Rutland Rural Deanery: minutes 1963-2001 (DE8447)
  • Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust: minutes, reports, applications and other records 1924-2007 (DE8322)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincolnshire County Baptist Union: minute books 1890-1989

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Church of England Men's Society, City of London Branch: minutes and papers 1920-1986 (B12/064)
  • Saint Giles Christian Mission: minutes, corresp, photographs, financial records, deeds and papers 1632-2008 (B12/033)

Moray Council Local Heritage Centre

  • Elgin and Morayshire Bible Society: minute book 1834-1940 (985)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Arthur W Bishop, churchwarden: diaries, notebooks, church yearbooks, press cuttings and leaflets rel to St George's Church 1889-1958 (ACC 2012/71)
  • Womens World Day of Prayer, Norwich and District branch: minutes, reports, accounts, and other papers 1953-2003 (ACC 2012/175)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • The Religious Society of Friends, Northamptonshire: minutes, accounts and school records 1889-1998 (2012/59)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Ashfield Methodist Circuit: minutes, accounts and reports incl minutes from St John's Methodist Church, Sutton in Ashfield 1989-2010 (8204)
  • Borders Mission Circuit: minutes, accounts, membership roles and other papers 1896-2000 (8291)

Orkney Archive

  • Italian Chapel Preservation Committee, Holm: minutes and corresp 1985-2005

Peterborough Archives

  • Richard Paten, civil engineer and clergyman: diaries 1958-2009 (Acc 2012/1)
  • Peterborough Hebrew Congregation: accounts and corresp 1953-2001 (Acc 2012/27)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Halls, Plymouth: registers of marriages of Derriford and Mutley Kingdom Halls 1961-2011 (3829)
  • Plymouth Hebrew Congregation: corresp, minutes, accounts, congregation lists, seating plans, building surveys and offeratory books 1747-2006 (3835)

Sheffield Archives

  • Rev John Peadon, minister: papers rel to ministry of Brunswick Trinity (now Highfield Trinity) and Sharrow St John's Methodist Churches; minutes and papers rel to community development with Moor and Sharrow Council of Churches and papers rel to sheltered housing and community projects 1956 - 1981 (2012/35)
  • Rotherham Minster Anglican Parish: registers of baptisms, banns, marriages, services and confirmations; photographs and parish magazines 1847 - 2009 (2012/41)

Shropshire Archives

  • Market Drayton Methodist Circuit: registers of baptisms and marriages, minutes and records rel to circuit churches and chapels 1809-1989 (NM8551)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Arthur Lethbridge, clergyman: sermon notebooks 1903-1922 (A\DMU)
  • Christians Together in Martock: minutes 1955-1964 (A\DNH)

Stockport Archive Service

  • David A Pailin, methodist minister: papers 1900-1999 (D2033)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Church of England Men's Society, St Andrews Ipswich branch: minutes 1957-1985 (FB226)
  • Church Patronage Trust: records rel to Suffolk 1734-1942 (GC813)

Surrey History Centre

  • Mohammed Raja, Labour councillor: family Qu'ran early 19th cent (Z/454)
  • Albums of watercolours of all Church of England churches and chapels within the ancient county of Surrey c1830-59 (9043)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Mill Lane Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School: minutes and accounts 1903-39 (4182)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • William Grigor McClelland, businessman, academic and Quaker: papers incl Law Stores, Friends Ambulance Unit, North East Industrial Development Board and Washington Development Corporation c1912-2010 (DT.LAW)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Eric Waldram Kemp, Bishop of Chichester: additional papers, mainly desk/pocket diaries 20th cent (Acc 16599)
  • Chichester Christian Aid Committee: minutes and agendas 1994-2011 (AM584)
  • Study of graffiti in West Sussex churches and Chichester cathedral 2006 (Acc 16629)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Leeds Methodist District: minutes 1960s-2012 (WYL1141)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Wakefield and District Christian Endeavour Union: minutes and accounts 1906-2001 (WYW1790)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Salisbury Methodist Circuit: records of closed chapels incl minutes, accounts, registers, log books, reports, papers and corresp 1928-2009 (4103)
  • Swindon and Marlborough Methodist Circuit: records incl circuit plans, minutes, reports, registers, accounts, corresp and log books 1933-2011 (4045)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Wirral Methodist Circuit: records c1906-2011 (2016)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Robert James Carr, Bishop of Worcester: poem and letter 1833 (BA15414)


British Library: Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • James Henry Tomlinson Blunt, Anglican priest: commonplace book 1860-1899 (Mss Eur F667)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Henry Latrobe Bateman, episcopalian clergyman: letters and papers 1870-90 (Acc.13359)
  • Claudius Buchanan, missionary in India: letters to his family and George Buchanan 1790-1810 (Acc.13358)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Cornerstone Inter-Faith Community Group, Belfast: papers incl corresp, marketing files, publications and reports 1982-2012 (D4534)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Muriel Lester, Christian pacifist: notebooks, diaries, corresp, unpublished articles and drafts 1878-1968 (LESTER)

Douai Abbey

  • English Province of St Joseph, Congregation of the Passion: records 1830-2012 (P)
  • English Carmelite Nuns of Antwerp and Lanherne: papers and associated material 1617-2012 (CAL)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Mark Rodolph Carpenter- Garnier, Bishop of Colombo: notebooks of sermons and addresses 1905-1966 (MSS 4985-5027)
  • Society of St John the Evangelist: incl minutes, statutes, corresp, sermons, meditations, photographs c1865-2012 (SSJE)

Representative Church Body Library

  • John Semple & Son, architects, Dublin: architectural drawings for the churches of Grangegorman, Malahide, Tipperkevin, Rathmines, Whitechurch, Donnybrook, Delgany, Tallaght, Kinneigh, Kilgobbin and Taghadoe, as architects to the Board of First Fruits for the Province of Dublin, Church of Ireland 1824-1831 (MS 934)
  • Dublin Midnight Mission: minutes 1863-1921 (RCBL MS 928)
  • Protestant Orphan Society for the County of Mayo: minutes, accounts and records 1885-1983 (RCBL MS 922)
  • St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin: minutes, accounts, visitors books, scrapbooks and photographs 1872-1999 (RCBL MS C2 Addl)

Westminster Diocesan Archives

  • Graham Douglas Leonard, Bishop of London, later Roman Catholic priest: incl personal and official corresp, articles, lectures, sermons, diaries, audio tapes and photographs c1950-2010 (2012/1)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Eric Waldram Kemp, Bishop of Chichester: corresp, research notes, drafts of articles and sermons c1945-2001 (KEMP)
  • York Diocesan Registry: records c1900-2012 (DR)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Robert Charles Sinclair, Rev Dr, Royal Navy Chaplain and Barrister: papers rel to shipping across the Irish Sea 1872-2007 (DM2445)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • John Burleigh James, clergyman: diary 1841-1851 (MS Add. 9991)
  • Peter Du Moulin, theologian: account of the charge of high treason laid against the Jesuits in his book against Philanax Anglicanus c1674 (MS Add. 9994)
  • English Committee in Aid of Waldensian Church Missions: minutes and papers 1825-2012 (MS Add. 9973)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Richard John Blakeway-Phillips, Anglican clergyman: musical diaries recording concerts and performances attended 1934-2010 (Add.MS. 1855)
  • Denis Trigg, Durham Cathedral steward: diaries as Durham Cathedral steward 1975-1994 (UND)
  • Nicholas Thomas Wright, Bishop of Durham: files rel to conferences, theological issues, corresp, sermon notes/drafts, publications and lectures 1986-2010 (DDR)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Bruce Kenrick, clergyman and founder of Shelter: diaries, journals, notebooks, notes, talks and broadcast scripts, letters and newspaper cuttings 1927-89 (Coll-1363)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Reginald Askew, Canon, Dean of King's College London: papers and corresp, chiefly references 1988-1994 (Acc 2558)
  • Gordon R Dunstan, Reverend Canon, Chair of Moral and Social Theology and Fellow of King's College London: papers incl minutes, and terms of reference for group on 'the censorship of literature and the arts' 1967-1968 (KFT/PP1)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Consultation for Gay Clergy, support group: records incl minutes and newsletters 1976-2012 (HCA/CONSULTATION FOR GAY CLERGY)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women, English Branch: corresp and papers 1980-2011 (5ECU)
  • Movement for the Ordination of Women, Diocese of Salisbury: records 1980-1990s (6MOW)

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

  • Godfrey Hirst, sailor and Bible salesman: diaries 1909-1939 (MS 381122)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • John Warner, Rev: travel journal describing a voyage from Liverpool to New York aboard the SS City of Chicago 1890 (Eng MS 1322)
  • The Evangelisation Society (TES): records incl minutes, financial and legal papers, reports and photographs 1870-2004 (TES)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • Addison Crofton, clergyman: journals 1876-1880 (6819)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Baptist Times: minutes, accounts, corresp, publicity materials and photographs c1953-2011 (Acc 361)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • John Guy Bookless, clergyman and missionary: diaries, corresp, notebooks and photographs 1931-1982 (CMSACC929)
  • John Harwood Hick, philosopher of religion and theologian: research and personal papers and corresp 1938-2011 (US136)
  • William Michael, Presbyterian Minister: crucifix made of bullet castings c1900-1924 (YMCA/ACC56)
  • Church Pastoral Aid Society: minutes, financial records and reports 1842-2007 (CPAS)