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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Religion


Cambridgeshire Archives

  • John Ramsden Wollaston (1791-1856), Anglican clergyman: corresp 1831-1834 (R116/078)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Reed family of Holwell, Bible Christians: records mainly rel to the family's role as Bible Christian pioneers, incl national conference minutes, publications, speeches, memoirs 1822-1956 (REE)
  • Alfred Earle (1827-1918), Dean of Exeter: family corresp, papers, books and photographs 19th-20th cent (EAF)

Glasgow City Archives

  • ASD Colquhoun (fl 1866-1870), secretary, Glasgow Continental Society: corresp rel to the Corsican Evangelical Mission 1790-1914 (TD1978)
  • Scottish National Christian Endeavour Union: additional records c1900-2016 (TD1908)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • John Owen (1854-1926), Bishop of St Davids: corresp 20th cent (XM13367)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester Young Men's Christian Association: minutes, membership rolls, newsletters and annual reports 1884-2016 (2016/77)
  • Society of Friends Hardshaw East: minutes, birth and burial registers 1830-2000 (GB127.M85)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Oxford Diocese: additional records incl minutes of Diocesan Pastoral Committee, Archdeaconry Sub-Committees, Diocesan Trustees (Oxford) Ltd, Oxford Diocesan Conference (later Synod), and Diocesan Board of Finance and Committees (Acc 6448)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Padre Andrew Totten (fl 1990-2016), chaplain: digital image files 2010-2011 (2016-02-01)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Trail (1640-1714), Presbyterian minister: commonplace books, verse miscellanies and studies of shorthand c1659-1750 (Acc.13743)
  • Sweetheart Abbey: breviary 14th cent (Acc.13698)
  • Waldensian Missions Aid Society Scotland: minute books 1898-1984 (Acc.13759)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Irish Christian Endeavour Council and District Unions: minutes, reports, printed material 1900-2000 (D4628)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Kenneth Leech (1939-2015), Anglican clergyman: personal, professional and campaign papers 1950-2015 (LEECH)

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

  • John Robert Arnold (b 1933), Anglican clergyman: papers mainly on European ecumenical matters 1959-2003
  • Keith Brian Ranger (b 1934), missionary: journals of mission work in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong and Chinese community in UK and corresp 1970-2015
  • Simon Barrington-Ward (b 1930), Bishop of Coventry: papers, corresp, writings and sound-recordings 1954-2010

Church of England Record Centre

  • Peter Blannin Gibbons Binnall (1907-1980), Canon of Lincoln, antiquary: collection of publications, manuscript notes, lectures, photographs, postcards and slides rel to stained glass c1901-2000 (C-2016-44)
  • Basil Fulford Lowther Clarke (1907-1978), canon and historian: notebooks, corresp, newspaper cuttings, manuscripts, photographs and postcards rel to architecture and architects of Anglican and Roman Catholic churches c1901-2000 (CLARKE)
  • Harriet Sanderson Stewart (1874-1971), sculptor, medallist and photographer: photographs (B&W) of fonts with caption and box of index cards with notes on fonts early 20th cent (C-2016-55)
  • Stanley Whitley (fl 1901-1990), church architecture historian: photographs of misericords carvings with index 20th cent (C-2016-54)
  • Henry Herbert Willmore (1876-1940), church architecture historian: notes on church architecture, stone coffins, leaden coffins, 'curious interments' and stone spires 20th cent (C-2016-51)
  • Mowbray, Wippell and Warham Guild, church furnishers: designs and photographs of completed works, brochures and catalogues of church furnishing companies incl material rel to predecessor companies c1901-2000 (MWWG)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (1404-1486), Archbishop of Canterbury: register rel to the cathedral and diocese of Canterbury 1454-1486 (MS 5082)
  • Guild of Health and St Raphael: records rel to the Christian ministry of healing c1904-2016 (L-2016-26)
  • Philip Usher Memorial Fund: records rel to scholarships supporting studentships in Orthodox countries c1948-2000 (PUMF)

Scottish Catholic Archives

  • Aberdeen Diocese: additional records 18th-20th cent (Dad)
  • Dunkeld Diocese: additional records 20th cent (DE)
  • Missio Scotland, The Pontifical Mission Societies: records 1949-2010 (MISSIO)
  • Motherwell Diocese: minute books for several branches of the Catholic Men's Society 1948-1992 (DM)
  • Paisley Diocese: records 20th cent (DP)
  • St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese: certificates and photographs rel to Cardinal Gordon Gray 1957-1993 (DE)

Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room

  • Clive Richardson (fl 1970-1998), chartered engineer: architectural plans 1970-1998 (Acc 2016/005)
  • Marshall Sisson, architect: plans 20th cent (Acc 2016/010)
  • Purcell Club, male voice group: records 1984-2000 (WAM CO/08)

York Minster Archives

  • St William's College, York: minute book 1902-1944 (2016/10)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • David Lewis (1916-1995), Presbyterian minister and translator: additional papers c1960-1990 (MS 3478)

Bath University Archives

  • Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC): corresp, papers, reports and publications c1995-2016 (ARC)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • John Stapylton Habgood (b 1927), Baron Habgood of Calverton, Archbishop of York: additional papers incl as a student, and as Bishop of Durham, Archbishop of York and in subsequent public life c1950-2016 (JHAB)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Book of Hours, Delft c1445 (MS Add.10145)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Monifieth: minutes, accounts, papers 1903-2013 (2016/802)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • National Board of Catholic Women: records incl administrative files 1930-2014 (D7)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Friends Book Society, religious book group: minutes and records of members and the society, with society histories 1834-2004 (FBS)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Michael Atkinson (fl 1940-2011): papers and corresp rel to the Industrial Mission Association 1941-2011 (Acc 2016/24)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • C Coverley (fl 1815-1828), teacher: diary with religious reflections 1815-1828 (12018)
  • John Donne (1573-1631), Dean of St Paul's Poet: 'Meditation upon a Good Friday, ryding from London towards Exceter, westward' (MS. Don. c. 231)
  • William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury: letter to John Greaves of Merton College 1642 (MS. Don. c. 232)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library and Archive

  • Charles Vince (c1824-1874), Nonconformist Minister: photographs, images, newspaper cuttings, accounts, a bound volume of manuscript letters from Switzerland and Italy, and J. E. Hale's church history papers, including notes on sermons of Arthur Mursell (1831-1913), Baptist minister 1834-1954 ([Acc 432])
  • Baptist Missionary Society: records incl minutes and papers rel to other Baptist groups 1894-2014 ([BMS Acc 312])
  • Baptist Men's Movement: records incl material rel to Spurgeon's College and New Malden Baptist Church, Surrey, committee papers, papers on evangelization and mission, pamphlets, corresp and sermon planning notebooks 1942-2013 (B/DH 19 [BMS Acc 311])
  • Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Baptist Association: cash books 1988-2002 ([Acc 425])
  • Birmingham District Baptist Preachers' Association: records incl minutes, reports, surveys and membership papers 1903-2015 ([Acc 433])
  • Hertfordshire Baptist Association: ledgers and cash books 1940-1997 ([Acc 425])
  • Northamptonshire Baptist Association: accounts ledger 1974-1993 ([Acc 425])
  • Psalms and Hymns Trust: records incl minutes, Charity Commission documents, papers on the history of the trust and administrative records 1900-2014 (D/PHT [Acc 440])

St Andrews University Library

  • Charles II (1630-1685): letter to James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, ordering him to summon a national synod of the Church of Scotland 1664 (ms38999)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • William Henry Havergal (1793-1870), composer of sacred music: volume of ms music while curate of Astley early 19th cent (MS899)
  • John Gordon Williams (fl 1924-1999), clergyman and religious broadcaster: personal and business corresp rel to BBC broadcasts and publications, typescripts of broadcasts, with photographs and personal notebooks c1924-1999 (MS888)