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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Religions


Angus Archives

  • Young Womens Christian Association, Brechin Girls Club: minute book 1931-1977 (MS1163)

Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Copies of "Y Drysorfa" (The Treasurer) and "Trysorfa y Plant" (Children's treasury) Calvinistic Methodists Sunday School magazines 1876-1915 (WM/2619)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Central England Area Meeting, Friends Essay Society: minutes and essays 19th-20th cent (SF)
  • Central England Area Meeting: records (previously held in the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre) 1697-1906 (SF Additional (2017/060))

Bristol Archives

  • Bristol Dean and Chapter: additional administrative records incl corresp and marketing material c1985-2005 (45928)
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust: Anglican chaplaincies records incl service registers and photographs 1985-2017 (45880)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Downham parish: registers of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials, church magazines and research notes c1557-1979 (R117/051)
  • Ely Diocese: Royal proclamations forming wrappers originally enclosing probate wills 1678-1699 (R117/045)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

  • Victor Alexander de Waal (b 1929), Dean of Canterbury: personal records incl corresp, sermons, lectures and addresses 1950s-2000s (U566)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Bethel Congregational Chapel, Parcyrhos: records incl minutes books, membership lists, accounts, accounts 1855-2017 (ANC/83)
  • Cymanfa Ganu Bedyddwyr Aberteifi [Cardigan and District Baptist Singing Association]: minute books 1909-1980 (ANC/82)

Denbighshire Archives

  • St John's Methodist Church, Prestatyn: records incl financial and administrative papers 1898-2016 (ND/184)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • James Bott (fl 1914-1919), traveller: notebook documenting churches visited, their description and services attended 1914-1919 (D8734)
  • Allestree Churches Together: records incl minutes, corresp, photographs and newsletters 1990-2013 (D7096)
  • Barlborough Methodist Church: records incl accounts and property reports c1936-2013 (D3925)
  • Riddings Baptist Church: records incl corresp, registers, accounts, minutes, deeds and plans c1824-1973 (D8126)
  • Notebook containing epitaphs transcribed from headstones in churches in Derbyshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire 18th-19th cent (D8090)

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

  • Alfred Earle (1827-1918), Dean of Exeter: additional family corresp, papers and photographs 19th-20th cent (EAF)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee Childrens Free Breakfast Mission: additional minutes, annual reports and accounts c1872-1990 (GD/FB)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • St Mary's Chapel, Edinburgh: records incl corresp and financial records 1794-2015 (1057)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cofnodion Capel Caersalem Newydd, Cymmer, Porth: plans, photographs, papers rel to central heating, deed of trust, membership counterfoils and history of the chapel c1907-2015 (D1502)
  • Grangetown Catholic Club: records incl accounts, minutes and membership papers 1917-1995 (D1026/3)
  • Hen Dy Cwrdd Unitarian Chapel, Trecynon: records incl baptism register, membership records, accounts, minutes, paper rel to history of the chapel, deeds of schoolroom 1811-1985 (D1430)
  • LGBT Christians South Wales: mission statement and constitutions, annual reports and AGM papers, newsletters, programmes, flyers and orders of services for Christmas carol services, additional papers and corresp 1985-2016 (D1425)
  • Porth United Reformed Church: marriage registers, photographs, membership lists, baptism records, membership records, annual reports and statements of accounts, minutes, corresp, history of the church, property records 1885-2016 (D1220)
  • St Mary's and St Patrick's Roman Catholic School, Maesteg: log books 1909-1981 (D1454)
  • Young Men's Christian Association, Pontypridd: records incl minutes, accounts, membership records, corresp, newscuttings, photographs and papers rel to centenary celebrations c1904-2010 (D1495)

Glasgow City Archives

  • James Kellock (1889-1968), missionary in India: diary kept while on active service in France 1915-17 (TD1999)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Jama Al-Karim Mosque, Gloucester: marriage register 2003-2015 (D14312)

Gwent Archives

  • Moriah Independent Chapel, Rhymney: deacon's meetings, financial records, trustees' appointments, annual reports, Sunday School registers, members contribution books c1855-2017 (D6307)
  • Usk parish: registers, confirmation registers, account books, Usk Almshouses records 1800-2008 (DPA104)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • William Poole (1819-1902), clergyman, restorer of Hoarwithy Church: deeds, corresp and schedules rel to Bishops Frome and Bisley 1841-1902 (DA91)
  • Women and the Church, Herefordshire, campaign group: records incl minutes, accounts, corresp and photographs 2000-2014 (CZ94)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hitchin Hospital, Lister Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital: chaplaincy records 1966-2016 (Off Acc 1896)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • East Midlands Congregational Federation: records incl annual reports, financial records and Link Magazine 1977-2016 (DE9138)

Norfolk Record Office

  • The Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary, Chapter of St William of Norwich: minutes 1909-1956 (SO 367)
  • Kimberley parish: burial register 1813-2013 (PD 322)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Society of Cirplanologists: circuit plan collection for Pembrokeshire 1930-1974 (DFC/M/9)
  • Walton East Methodist Chapel: accounts book 1925-1962 (DFC/CM/)
  • Records rel to the Mount Pleasant Baptish Chapels, Pembrokeshire 1873-1991 (DFC/B/)
  • Papers and photographs rel to Hook, St Mary's Church and local operatic societies c1900-2013 (HDX/1239)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Devon Area Meeting: records incl lists of members, statistical returns and property records 1820-2013 (4140)

Powys Archives

  • Capel Taf Fechan parish: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials and cemetery plans 1813-1920 (B/EP/21)
  • Knighton Methodist Church: records 1881-2015 (R/NC/4/C)
  • Llangurig parish: notebook belonging overseer Richard Brown containing poor relief dispensed and accounts for the parish 1835-1843 (M/EP/25)
  • Llanfihangel Abergwesyn parish: records incl overseers account books, collecting and deposit books, corresp, rate books, receipt and payment books, minutes 1730-2003 (B/EP/4)
  • Upper Chapel (Dyffryn Honddu) parish: records incl registers, electoral rolls and plans 1858-2010 (B/EP/30)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Walter Douglas (1674-1727), minister of Linton: sermons 1706-08 (SBA/1017)

Sheffield City Archives

  • The Sheffield Theological Society: records incl minutes, accounts, corresp and programmes 1944-2005 (X765)
  • Wives Fellowship, Sheffield branch: records incl minutes, accounts, reports and photographs 1971-2014 (X778)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Abbey House, Glastonbury, diocesan retreat for the Diocese of Bath and Wells: records 1907-2017 (A\ELG)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ipswich Town Mission Church: minutes, accounts, trust deeds, members lists and roll book 1896-1990 (FK1/26)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Diocese: additional records incl minutes of Diocesan Synod and Bishop's Council, Diocesan Board of Finance records, Committee papers, Diocesan Conference, minutes of the Guildford Church for Deaf People 1927-2003 (9833)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Geoffrey Shaw Hewins (1889-1975), clergyman, Record of Oxhill with Whatcote and Exhall with Wixford: diary 1944 (CR4891)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Ebeneser Welsh Independent Chapel, Swansea: records incl minutes, photographs, accounts, members' book, annual reports and list of graves 1849-2000
  • Henrietta Street Welsh Independent Chapel, Swansea: minute book 1895-1952
  • St Joseph’s Cathedral, Swansea: marriage registers, photographs and papers relating to the history of the church 1875-2016 (D/D RCC 2)
  • Swansea Free Church Women's Council: records incl minutes, attendance register, delegates list, account books, scrapbook and other items 1928-2011 (D/D FCWC)
  • Abercrave parish: records incl registers, PCC minutes, churchwardens' accounts, burial plot plan, photographs and papers rel to the building of the church c1910-2012 (P/300/CW)
  • Ystradgynlais parish: records incl registers, PCC minutes, churchwardens' accounts 1910-2012 (P/331/CW)
  • St Thomas parish, Swansea: records incl registers, PCC minutes, churchwardens' accounts and inventories 1891-2016 (P/326/CW)
  • Kilvey parish: records incl registers, PCC minutes, churchwardens' accounts and inventories 1891-2016 (P/308/CW)
  • Llwynderw parish: records incl PCC minutes, accounts, marriages, banns, service registers, Mothers' Union records and papers rel to establishment of Holy Cross Church c1900-2016 (P/310/CW)
  • Memorial Baptist Church, Swansea: records incl minutes, contribution registers, photographs, war memorial plaques and other papers c1870-2017


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Helen Stella Alexander (1912-1998), Quaker and writer on Yugoslavia: papers 1904-1998 (Add MS 89279)
  • John Fisher (1748-1825), Bishop of Salisbury: papers 1758-1849 (Add MS 89259)
  • John Flavell (1630-1691), Presbyterian minister and author of religious writings: ms notebook 'An Exposition of the Assemblies Catechism with practical inferences from each Question, as it was carried on in the Lords days Exercises in Dartmouth, in the first year of liberty 1688' c1688-1692 (Add MS 89247)
  • Commonplace book of religious writings 17th cent (Add MS 89248)
  • The Mostyn Psalter-Hours c1275-1325 (Add MS 89250)
  • William Jemmat (d 1678), Puritan cleric and author: autograph spiritual notebook c1615 (Add MS 89252)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Archibald Lundie (1674-1759), minister of Saltoun: sermons 1707-1733 (Acc.13799)
  • John MacKechnie (1897-1977), minister of St Kiaran's, Glasgow: corresp, research notes and other works incl drafts of translations and songs c1950-1960 (Acc.13865)
  • James Stewart (1831-1905), missionary and college principal in Africa: corresp, notes, photographs and commission c1860-1900 (Acc.13862)
  • Robert Thomas (fl 1794-1805), minister of Abdie: letter rel to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man 1794 (Acc.13780)
  • Laurence Dalrymple Maclagan Wedderburn (1885-1965), Church of Scotland missionary in China: memoir, primarily focused on his missionary work in Manchuria and war work 1957-1958 (Acc.13831)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • John Bodfan Anwyl (1875-1949), Welsh scholar and Congregational minister: letters to Rev Griffith Thomas Roberts and others 1930-1938 (NLW ex 2986)
  • David Daniel Bartlett (1900-1977), Bishop of St Asaph: additional papers 1950-1971
  • William Rees (c1824-1898), Welsh clergyman: commonplace book with MS and printed notes c1880-1898 (NLW MS 24115)
  • Arthur William Wrigley (1907-1980), author: manuscripts of "Reminiscences of Arthur W Wrigley" and "A Short history of the Toller Chapel Sunday School, 1883-1891" c1883-1910 (NLW MS 24109)
  • Unnamed male (fl 1822), Welsh travel diarist: travel journal of a tour through parts of Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Breconshire with Rev Barton and Mrs Mary Bouchier incl handwritten religious notes 1822 (NLW ex 2962)
  • Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Cwmrhydyceirw, Morriston: records incl accounts, minutes, corresp and related papers 1940-2004 (EBECWM)
  • Forward Movement Church, St Thomas, Swansea: records incl registers, accounts, minutes, corresp c1898-2001 (PORTNT)
  • Religious Education Movement Wales (REMW): papers 2004-2016
  • Sandfields Presbyterian Church, Port Talbot: records incl accounts, minutes and members register 1949-2016
  • Trinity Chapel, Clydach: records incl corresp, accounts and minutes c1916-2002 (CAPCLY)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • East Belfast Mission: digital copies of steward's book 1871-1884 (CR6/18/4/1)
  • St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Belfast: digital copies of baptism and marriage registers 1795-1933 (CR2/21)


Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

  • Brian Macdonald-Milne (b 1935), clergyman: personal papers and collections made as missionary in Melanesia, particularly rel to Solomon Islands and New Hebrides, later Vanuatu 1959-1982 (Acc 2017/09)
  • Timothy Edward Yates (1935-2016), clergyman and historian: papers incl research, lectures and sermons c1960-2015 (Acc 2017/04)

Douai Abbey

  • Gerald Austin Smith (1928-2011), Roman Catholic priest, Passionist: personal papers mid 20th cent (P)
  • English Carmelite Nuns of Lierre and Darlington: records incl annals, accounts, profession registers, photographs and corresp 1648-2017

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Derrick Sherwin Bailey (1910-1984), theologian, sexual ethicist: papers rel to the Church of England Moral Welfare Council and related issues, incl homosexuality c 1940-1984 (MSS 5124-5126)
  • George Leonard Carey (b 1935), Baron Carey of Clifton, Archbishop of Canterbury: official papers 1991-2002 (CAREY)
  • George Morley (1597-1684), Bishop of Winchester: three tracts 1661-1662 (MS 5122)
  • Colin Smythe (fl 1968-2017), publisher: research papers of Smythe and Peter Bander van Duren rel to Episcopi Vagantes, especially Harold Percival Nicholson, Mar Georgius and the 'Ancient Catholic Church' 1935-1971 (MSS 5098-5119)
  • Unpublished treatise on the Doctrine of the Two Covenants (Election and Reprobation) and Original Sin prefaced by a spiritual autobiography by an anonymous woman writer c1660 (MS 5121)

Pusey House Library

  • Philip Vernon Moor Allen (1908-1984), Anglican priest: diaries 1923-1980 (PVM Allen)
  • Francis Richard Wegg-Prosser (1824-1911), politician, author: corresp with E B Pusey and others 1847-1886 (WPR)

Representative Church Body Library

  • John Chaloner (c 1658-1732), Church of Ireland priest: journal of theological and other notes, draft sermons, jottings and family history, incl later notes by his son, Revd Richard Chaloner, documenting his father's career in the Church of Ireland c1686-1740 (Ms 1050)
  • William John Moynan (1920-2010), Church of Ireland priest: sermons, corresp and papers 1944-2010 (Ms 1052)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle: ms notebook recording information about services in the Private Royal Chapel, Windsor Castle, and other events in Windsor Castle 1898-1917 (M.1315)

Ushaw College

  • Ushaw College: St Cuthbert's ring register 1933-2004 (UC)
  • Collection of papers comprising General Monck passport [1661], recusant legal docs, letters of George Burton, bishop of Clifton, saints scrapbook, City of Mexico letter c1661-1999 (UC)

Wellcome Collection

  • 'The Ancient and New Covenants', a ms volume with watercolour illustrations by a resident of Claybury Asylum, Woodbridge, Essex, rel to an original religious mythos 1881 (MS.9265)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • James Backhouse (1794-1869), Quaker missionary and naturalist: letter to William Hooker 1841 (BN (2017/025))
  • Eric Waldram Kemp (1915-2009), Bishop of Chichester: academic papers on medieval church synods and councils 1951-1971 (EKEM)
  • York Diocese: papers rel to the ordination of women 1987-1994 (YDA)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Eva Pinthus (b 1925), Quaker and pacifist: papers rel to Budapest and Prague conferences and assorted peace ephemera and publications 1980s

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • 15 fragments of leaves of Gratian's 'Decretum', by an unknown scribe 13th cent (DM2736)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Henry Chadwick (1920-2008), theologian and church historian: corresp, articles and printed papers 20th cent (MS Add. 10132)
  • Anonymous history of monastic houses in the diocese of Norwich c1800-1850 (MS. Add. 10183)
  • Rent roll for Christchurch ecclesiastical estate, Ipswich c1291 (MS Add. 10185)

Cambridge University: Jesus College Archives

  • Osmond Fisher (1817-1914), rector of Harlton, geologist: personal papers, mainly corresp with members of Jesus College c1820-1889 (PP/Fisher)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Michael Paul Chappell (1935-2017), clergyman and Durham Cathedral precentor: records 1960-2000s (CADD)
  • Henry Jenkyns (1796-1878), Canon of Durham and classical scholar: family papers 1780-1960 (CADD)
  • British Council of Churches, Durham branch: organisational records 1946-1992 (ADD)
  • Durham Cathedral Choir and Organist: organist's records of services and voluntaries played and programmes of the cathedral choir and University Choral Society 1974-2017 (DCD)
  • Durham Cathedral Library: Robert Stead's report on the cathedral library 1967 (DCD)
  • Durham Dean and Chapter: chapter, architect, school records, service papers and schedules 1889-2017 (DCD)
  • Durham Diocese: redundant churches files and additional quinquennial inspection reports for churches 1875-2016 (DDR)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Marion Anne Fraser (1932-2016), music teacher, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland: additional papers 20th cent (ACCN4103)
  • John Henry Horton McNeill (1872-1952), Church of Scotland minister: papers incl material rel to his time in India, Jerusalem and Palestine c1890-1998 (ACCN4148)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Religious Education Council of England and Wales: records incl minutes and agendas, research reports and corresp 1968-2014 (REC)

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

  • Edward Stallybrass (1793-1884), missionary to Russia and Charlotte Stallybrass (1808-1839), wife of missionary: family letters 1833-1841 (CWM/LMS/Europe/Personal/Box 1)
  • Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928), artist and missionary: records incl diaries, corresp and scrapbooks c1858-1928 (AWM/AMB)
  • Bernard Upward (1873-1956), missionary: diary of Xinhai (Chinese) Revolution 1911-2016 (MS 381308)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Interlink, Christian Brethern Missionary Service: records incl mission worker corresp, organisational records, newsletters, council and committee records and ledgers of missionaries 1908-2010 (INT)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Church of Christ, Nottingham: records incl minutes, membership register and corresp 1923-2000 (MS 937)
  • University of Nottingham: records rel to University of Nottingham Christian Association and Presbyterian Congregational Society 1957-2017 (U)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Luttrell Wynne (1739-1814), rector of St Erne: analysis of the Philippics and Philip's Letter and of the orations of A[e]schines and Demosthenes in the cause of Ctesiphon 1777-1778 (12483)

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

  • David Syme Russell (1916-2010), General Secretary Baptist Union and biblical scholar: further papers rel to Baptist Union General Secretaryship and related organisations 1977-1994 (D/RSU)
  • Mary Lois Watson (fl 1919-1924), Baptist missionary: letters, photographs, newspaper cuttings, sketches probably of Sianfu Hospital (B/DC 8)
  • Baptist Women's League: records from Baptist Union Department of Mission Women's Office, photographs rel to Baptist deaconesses, papers rel to women's ministry incl Baptist Women in Ministry Network, Women Issues Working Group and Women's Justice Committee, Faith and Unity Department's Women in Leadership Group c1933-2014 (Acc 447)
  • Baptist Missionary Society: records from World Mission, Finance & Corporate Services and General Directorate, incl vols of Ministers' Letters 1913-1936, various accounts and photographs, Operation Agri Development Committee files and papers rel to World Mission partner organisations 1913-2000 (BMS Acc. 313)

Sheffield University Library

  • Montgomery Arts And Christian Centre Sheffield Ltd: minute books, corresp, educational material, photographs, newscuttings 1797-2008 (MS 468)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Mary Hicks (1858-1929), missionary: letters, photographs and commonplace book 1890-1956 (CMS/ACC1023)
  • Lilian Starr Walter (b 1925), missionary: papers incl diaries, pocket books, certificates and photographs c1859-2017 (CMS/ACC1027)
  • Arthur Blockey Hutchinson (1841-1919), clergyman and missionary: diary written in whilst studying at Church Missionary College, Islington and prior to mission to Hong Kong c1866-1871 (CMS/ACC1028)