Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Papers and Volumes
- 1600 - 2008 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 linear metres
Name of creator
The Diocese of Brechin largely covers the counties of Kincardine, Angus and Perth. In 1792 the Diocesan Library was founded to collect books and manuscripts for the improvement of the clergy. In 1962 the library was deposited with Dundee University.
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Scope and content
Br MS 2/1 Miscellaneous manuscripts and printed papers 1592- c1990s Br MS 2/2 Miscellaneous manuscript volumes, commonplace books and scrapbooks 15th Century - 1874 Br MS 2/3 Miscellaneous sermons c.1730-1836 Br MS 2/4 Sermons of Thomas J. Holland, Rector of Laurencekirk 1913-1948 Br MS 2/5 Tracts, prayers, treatises and lectures c.1709-c.1939
System of arrangement
Records are arranged within sub-fonds.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
Conditions governing reproduction
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The records are on paper and parchment.
Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.
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Rules and/or conventions used
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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