Sermons of Thomas Holland. The sermons were apparently written into the notebooks 1933-1941 while Holland was at Laurencekirk and most appear to be transcripts or altered versions of sermons delivered at Grangemouth, Falkirk and Dundee, 1913-1920. Others were delivered in 1943 and some have additional notes dated 1940. The number of hymns used in the service are also occasionally given.
A collection of hand-written sermons written singly or in groups of up to seven in one volume. Dates, locations and sometimes the religious occasions on which the sermons were delivered are usually noted on the front page. However, It has not been possible toiestablish the authorship of all the sermons in this collection; the names of Bishop Alexander, Bishop Petrie, Bishop Gerhard and John Leith of Huntly appear on some of the sermons. On others there is the occasional reference to authors from whose work part or whole sermons have been borrowed or abridged; these original authors include Joseph Mede, [George] Stanhope, [Daniel] Waterland, [Rodger] Altham and others. From what appear to be references to dates and places where the sermons were delivered it is possible to assume that a large number of the sermons were written or used by Alexander Jamieson at Luthermuir and Glasgow 1770-1823 and William Murray at Muchalls, Kearn and Duffus 1810-1830. It is also possible that some of the sermons, apparently preached at Teggerton, Balzordie and Brechin, are the work of James Sommerville (or Sommervail).
Papers including: title deeds of lands within the city of Brechin, 1592 and 1627-1673; baptism register containing note of baptisms in Birse, Careston, Dunlappie, Edzell, Fettercairn, Glenmuich, Lethnott, Lochlee, Menmure, Navar, Strathcathro, 1723-1735; research on the Old Catholic Church in Britain, 1930s; legal papers, 1858-1859; miscellaneous pamphlets, printed papers, circulars, newspaper cuttings 1645-c.1975; papers relating to the election and collation of H.W. Jermyn, to the see of Brechin, 1875-1876; correspondence relating to the Episcopal Church at Laurencekirk, 1854-1874; letters to William Murray, incumbent at Muchalls 1826-1837; papers of the Scottish Episcopal Church Society, 1852-1871.
Letter books 1922-1965; 9 photocopied sheets of Town Clerk's records B/13/4 held at Dundee City Archives relating to the dissolution of Dundee Garden City Association Ltd and the transfer of surplus assets to be used for Housing Repairs Fund.
Corporate records 1831-; Legal records 1842-1861; Internal administration 1840-1885; Accounting and financial records 1835-1874; Operational records 1824-1885; Marketing / PR records 1833-1936; Staff and employment records c 1870-1872; Ephemera c 1890-1910.
Diaries 1923-1981; financial records 1922-1972; correspondence 1933-1975; Red Cross records 1939-1975; press cuttings 1868-1939; ephemera [1930s]-[1940s]; maps and travel guides 1927-[1940s]; art 1923-1947; publications [1940s]; photographs c 1875-c 1960.
Minutes 1942-1951; cash books 1905-1962; register of visitors 1940-1962; legal papers and miscellaneous correspondence 1892-1950; reports of architects with related correspondence concerning the state of repair of Newtyle Church, manse outbuildings 1926-1927; miscellaneous legal papers relating to repairs, gifts and bequests, investments and valuation of property 1909-1926; statements of Account from the National Bank of Scotland to the Bannatyne Home of Rest 1949-1956.