Photographs and cuttings relating to Canon Leslie Verdun Stratton and his History of the Church of St John the Baptist, Dundee, plus the church's financial and other administration records and registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and confirmations
Members and officials of St John the Baptist, Dundee
Congregational and membership lists comprising original and copies of lists of members of the Glasite church across Scotland, England and North America, many with annotated comments and details of baptisms, marriage and death. Service registers noting dates of services and texts for the day. Ceremonies, ordinations, procedures and prayers comprising notes and other papers relating to baptism, death, ordinations and marriages. Sermons, discourses and exhortations comprising papers, notebooks, drafts and letters with devotional and theological poems, hymns, notes and letters, mainly concerning the beliefs and debates of the church. Copies and original correspondence relating to individuals and congregations, concerning family and congregational news, disputes and schisms, and the life of the church in the 20th century. Scrapbooks and letter books containing copy and original correspondence between individuals and churches, notes and news cuttings, often concerning church disputes on matters such as ‘the eating of blood and of things strangled’. Journals and narratives comprising transcriptions of letters, narratives, accounts and diaries describing events and activities of members of the church'. Property and land records comprising plans and correspondence and petition relating to the building of the Edinburgh meeting houses and their sale. Accounts, invoices and receipts, tenders, promissory notes and correspondence mainly relating to the Barony Street Chapel, Edinburgh. Engravings, photographs and postcards featuring members of the church. Newscuttings, histories, lectures, articles and other ephemera. Correspondence and papers relating to various persons' research into the Church, mainly addressed to Gerard Sandeman. Notes and documents relating to births, deaths and marriages of Glasite families. Items used within church services
Sermons, prayers, orders of service, etc. c.1854-1900; constitution and statutes 1851-c.1901; calendars 1865-1878; presentations, collations, ordinations, etc., mainly diocese of Argyll and The Isles 1826-1926; correspondence including letters from George Frederick Boyle, 1832-1929.
Constitutions 1843-1916; Annual General Meetings 1990-2007; Congregation and Vestry 1879-2005; Registers 1812-1994; Finance 1800-2007; Correspondence & Misc 1886-1990; Church History 1928-2007; Repairs to Church Buildings 1992-2005; Publications and Printed Matter 1861-2014; Photographs 1987; Plans and Drawings 1888-1938.
General register containing baptisms 1727-1881, confirmations 1856-1882, catechumens 1832-1881 marriages 1804-1885 and burials 1813-1881, numbers of communicants 1828-1881, with figures recording the state of the congregation 1862-1864; routine correspondence regarding enquiries about baptisms etc. 1922-1934. Book on history of church, 2019
Dr James Rorie's Diaries, 1862-1911; Documents relating to the Rorie family's education 1838-1947; Dr James Rorie's work related material 1863-1909; Dr James Rorie's personal, family and religious material 1817-1910; Photographs 1820-1923 ; Digital files from Jane Mcintyre 2009.
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
Lists the communicants in the parish of Tealing on 13 July 1725 broken down by village or farmhouse: Kirktown, Tealing, Finlarg, Todhills, Newbigging, Balgray Easter, Balgray Wester, Balnuth, Balkalk, Prieston, Balkemback, Balutheran. Also lists elders and deacons and narrates the church's activities until 1727
(1-5) Correspondence concerning events such as weddings and other celebrations as well as a trip to Swaziland, vestry and congregation meetings, church members, church fabric such as refurbishments, new chairs, a digital piano and CCTV cameras, financial matters, various charities and worship groups; as well as articles and information sent to Holy Trinity concerning charity investments and trustees, Fire Safety Law, Protection of Children Act and Disability Discrimination Act, replies to invitation to a Centenary Eucharist
(1-4) Correspondence and documents concerning a Yamaha digital piano, loudspeakers, window blinds, as well as Canon 35 Application Forms; property inspection reports; material on new chairs, altar kneelers and folding tables; Fire Certificates
Coloured photographs depicting Holy Trinity Church, various people at social events such as Sunday School and visits to other churches, and celebrations such as a going-away party, birthday parties, weddings, christmas and confirmations, as well as a memory stick named "Catherine B" [technologically inaccessible]
Televised Sunday service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church led by REV. Terry Dyer with REV. Faye Lamont, organist Derek Buchan, readings by John Manby and prayers by Judith Edmond and Bill McFawns. [Contents copied to University Server]
(1-6) Various papers such as financial records, minutes of meetings, vestry reports, correspondence, a copy of the constitution and newsletters, as well as papers concerning church fabric, a visit to Swaziland and other events, plus declarations by Vestry Members