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(1077) Letter, Edinburgh, [Bishop] John Gillan to unidentified correspondent ["probably Bishop Archibald Campbell"]. Encloses papers which may "be of some use for representing the tyranny and injustice of our Presbyterians". Refers to accusations again...

(1077) Letter, Edinburgh, [Bishop] John Gillan to unidentified correspondent ["probably Bishop Archibald Campbell"]. Encloses papers which may "be of some use for representing the tyranny and injustice of our Presbyterians". Refers to accusations against Episcopal Clergy

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century

Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919. (1078) Letter, St. Andrews, Fra[ncis] Pringle [Professor of Greek, St. Leonard's College], to Rev. Charles Littlejohn, Minister of the Gospel at Edinburgh. As to seals and foundation of University of St. Andrews; with facsimile signature.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century: Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919.

(1088) Letter, Carsebank, Rev. David Guthrie to a Bishop (probably Bishop Rattray). Apologies for not writing, especially after having received valuable papers from the Bishop.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century: Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919.

(1090) [1] Letter, 25 March, 1738, Muldery, Rev. Alexander Cheyne to Rev. James Allan. Informs him of his desire to be transferred to Stonehaven, since he cannot serve his "present cure without being reduced to straits", and asks for a demission from his present charge of Murray, since it will be left vacant. [2] Letter, 4 April, 1738, Rev. James Allan to Rev. Alexander Cheyne. Replies to letter of 25 March. Asks Cheyne to reconsider his decision to move because the Diocese will be left short of presbyters. There is also a note from the back of the paper, possibly in Bishop Dunbar's hand, which advises the congregation at Murray to pursue the matter of Mr Cheyne's leaving at a forthcoming meeting of the Bishops.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century: Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919.

(1094) Letter, Old Rain, Alexander Tower to Rt. Rev. John Alexander, Bishop of Dunkeld. Gives news of family well-being and congratulates the Bishop "upon the honourable dignity" which he has "arrived to".

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century: Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919.

(1083) Letter, Edinburgh, Lord Grange (James Erskine) to Bishop Robert Keith. Asks the Bishop if it is possible to meet the next day in the Exchange Coffee House to talk about some mutual friends.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Letters and papers from the Episcopal Chest bearing on the Clergy of the 18th Century: Miscellaneous MSS nos. 1078-1123 [excluding 1113-1120], 1711-1764 and MSS nos. 467-483, 1690-1727. Transcribed c.1919.

(1086) Letter, Edinburgh, Bishops Gillan and Keith to their Episcopal Brethren. Reminds them of the decision of an earlier meeting of the Brethren to declare the decree of suspension against Mr Mabane null and void. Expresses concern over possible divisions among the clergy caused by Bishop Freebairn's pursuit of the matter using unprocedural means.

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

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