Diocese of Brechin: Correspondence of Alexander Penrose Forbes, Bishop of Brechin and George Frederick Boyle
- 1844-1875 (Creation)
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Boyle; George Frederick (9 October 1825 – 23 April 1890); Earl of Glasgow; Penrose; Alexander (16 June 1817-8 October 1875); Bishop of Brechin
Alexander Penrose Forbes B.A. was a Scottish Episcopalian divine and leading cleric in the Scottish Episcopal Church. He was educated at first the Edinburgh Academy, then Glasgow University, completing his studies at the East India Comprehensive College where he was based after joining the Civil Service. On his return to England he attended Brasenose College, Oxford, via the Boden Sanskrit scholarship. He graduated with a B.A. in 1844. He went on to be Bishop of Brechin from 1847 until his death in 1875. George Frederick Boyle was a Scottish nobleman. He was briefly elected at a by-election in February 1865 as MP for Buteshire. He held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant of Fife and Renfrewshire. Then he went on to hold the office of Lord Clerk Register of Scotland from 1879 until his death. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Forbes_(bishop_of_Brechin) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boyle,_6th_Earl_of_Glasgow
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Letters mainly addressed to the Bishop relating to doctrinal matters particularly the Eucharistic controversy, 1857-1863; correspondence and printed papers of Bishop Forbes 1844-1875; letters mainly addressed to George Frederick Boyle relating to disputes within the Episcopal Church, particularly those affecting Bishop Forbes 1856-1863; correspondence, notes and papers of George Frederick Boyle 1856-1863. Correspondents include William Gladstone, John Keble, Edward Pusey, George Baron Kinnaird of Rossie and Anthony Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftsbury.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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