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Plan and section for a Bridge over the River Dee at Cobleheugh with approaches showing also the ground which may be required for Toll Houses, Aberdeen.

Architect and Engineer: William Smith. Scale of plan approximately 1 in. to 20 ft. [1:240] Horizontal scale approximately 1 in. to 60 ft. [1:720] Vertical scale approximately 1 in. to 13 ft. [1:156] 55 x 43 cm.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Transcripts and papers of Dean William Leslie Christie

  • BrMS 3
  • Collection
  • c 1900-1927
Transcripts of baptism, marriage and burial registers for parishes within the diocese 1712-1919; transcripts of Presbyterian records: presbyteries of Mearns / Fordoune, 1662-1719, Kirk of Session of Fetteresso, 1640-1876; transcripts of Episcopal records for the Diocese of Aberdeen, 1783-1800, Stonehaven, 1737-1751, Turriff 1776-1817, Diocese of Brechin 1744-1929, Dundee 1757-1829, St. Paul's Seagate (Dundee) 1739-1765, English Chapel, Dundee 1749-1831, St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel, Montrose, 1718-1842, Episcopal Synod of Dunblane 1735-1743, Synod of Dunkeld, 1743-1831, Episcopal Meeting House in Perth, 1739-1745; transcripts of diaries and journals of James Guthrie, Minister of Arbirlot, and his son 1612-1681, Rev. John Hunter, Episcopal Minister in Shetland 1734-1745, Robert Lees, fisherman, 1809-, Mary (or May) Edwards (daughter of Robert Edwards, farmer at Broombank, Drumlithie): 1765-1887; transcript of papers in the 'Episcopal Chest', mainly letters 1688-1880; transcripts from Bishop Robert Forbes' 'Folio Book' 1770-1772; notes on the history of the Episcopal church, the diocese, congregations and clergy, including genealogical and local history notes, with related transcripts c.1315-1927; biographical notes on 17th and 18th century Episcopal clergy from various MS and printed sources; scrapbooks, files and newscutting books 1874-1930; Disc of digitised images of Old Deer Baptismal and Marriage Registers; Aberdeen Diocesan Minutes of BrMS 3 DC/3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 26.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(533) The second address of the presbyters of Edinburgh to Bishop Keith. Complains of the bishops' silence over a previous address and asks for assurance that the English Liturgy would not be proscribed. Includes marginal notes attributed to Bishop Keith and further notes by Christie.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(552) Letter, 26 January 1756, Alexander Robertson to Robert Forbes, Leith. Complains of his letter being shown to some clergy and laity. Letter, 26 January, 1756, Robert Forbes, Leith to Alexander Robertson. Replies to Robertson's complaint. Note on the Edinburgh clergy by the Rev. Robert Forbes. 1756.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(520) 17 January, 1744, Bishop Dunbar, Peter Head to Alexander Robertson. States that the convocation was "no encroachment" on [their] just privileges and asks if the Church should be bound by outdated forms; he suggests that a new synodical meeting may be called. Letter, 3 February, 1744, Bishop White to Bishop Keith. Asks Keith's opinion of the Edinburgh Presbyters' letter and makes comparison with past situations. Discusses the Edinburgh Presbyters and the constitution of the church. Letter, 18 February 1744, Bishop Falconer to Bishop Keith. Beginning of letter only. It states that he has received a "most scurilous, bantering, seditious paper" from the Edinburgh Presbyters.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(519) Letter, John McKenzie, Edinburgh to Bishop Keith, Edinburgh. States reason why he cannot comply with Canon excluding him from attending a meeting of the Edinburgh clergy and that the Canon is a direct contradiction to the established maxim "one bishop in one city".

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(509) Request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop addressed to the bishops of Scotland. 17 January, 1740. Second request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop with a reply from the bishops. Comment in Keith's shorthand transcribed by Christie. Includes notes by Christie and a key to Bishop Keith's shorthand. Letter, 30 April 1740, from Bishop Keith to Bishop Auchterlonie (transcribed from shorthand). Same letter with addendum sent to another bishop. Asks for opinions on the second address from the Edinburgh clergy. Draft of appointment of Alexander Hunter as Dean of Edinburgh. [1740]. Continuation of Keith's letter: gives his alteration to a memorial concerning the acknowledgement of the Bishop of Edinburgh with some notes by Christie. Note by Christie on an attempt by Bishop Rattray and Keith to persuade the 'King', [James Edward Stuart] to appoint a Bishop of Edinburgh and a short biographical note on Arthur Elphinston. Note by Bishop Keith, suggests the 'King' would make the appointment if there was unanimity in the Bishops' recommendation.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(590) Protect by the Bishop, Presbyters and Deacons of Brechin against the pretentions to authority over the national (Episcopal) Church in Scotland by the English Bishop, Smith. Includes facsimiles of signatures of the Brechin clergy, the Aberdeen clergy, and some "southern" clergy.

Dean William Leslie Christie

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