Collection BrMS B - Diocese of Brechin Library collection

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Diocese of Brechin Library collection


  • 1848-1984 (Creation)

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17 mtrs

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

The bulk of the Brechin Library was held in store by the University of Dundee Library between its deposit in 1962 and 2016, at which point responsibility of its care was transferred to the University Archive. In 1962, the archives of the Brechin Diocese was also transferred to the University, along with this part of the library, both of which have remained in the care of the University Archive

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Scope and content

Books collected by the Diocese,with subjects such as theology, politics and history and including codex, calendars, letters, volumes of church magazines



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Usually chronological within series.

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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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Hard copy description available in search room

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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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  • English



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