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Collection CH1 - General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

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GB 234 CH1


General Assembly of the Church of Scotland


  • 1560-1994 (Creation)

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Church of Scotland (1560-)

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The records cover the activities of the General Assembly. These include details on the Presbyteries of Lewis and Uist and the Synod of Glenelg. The records are worth searching for mentions of individuals cases related to the Western Isles
CH1/1 Registers of Acts of the General Assembly 1560-1994

CH1/2 General Assembly Papers 1687-1929

CH1/3 Registers of Acts of the Commission of the General Assembly 1646-1927

CH1/4 Scroll Minutes, Assembly and Commission 1701-1900

CH1/5 Miscellaneous Records belonging to the General Assembly 1560-2000

CH1/6 General Assembly: Shorthand Records of Proceedings 1958-1998

CH1/7 General Assembly: Assembly Papers [Printed] 1930-1980 (cont CH1/23)

CH1/8 General Assembly: Reports to the General Assembly [Printed] 1866-1988

CH1/9 General Assembly: Acts [Printed] 1638-1980

CH1/10 Lord Sands' papers 1911-1922

CH1/11 Correspondence of the Rev John MacKail 1844-1852

CH1/12 Hut and Canteen Work for HM Forces 1918-1972

CH1/13 Church Extension 1818-1977

CH1/14 Principal Cunningham 1883-1892

CH1/15 William Cameron, poet 1791-1807

CH1/16 Home Mission Committee 1840-1929

CH1/17 Women's Association for Temperance 1924-1975

CH1/18 Public Accounts 1840-1842

CH1/19 Ledgers 1870-1964

CH1/20 Christian Life and Work 1869-1911

CH1/21 Proceedings and Debates 1930-1939

CH1/22 Papers of the Rev Dr J T Cox, Clerk of the General Assembly 1914-1949

CH1/23 `General Assembly' (continuation of CH1/7) 1981-2004

CH1/24 Abstracts of Accounts of the General Treasurer 1955-1994

CH1/25 Committee on Union 1926-1939

CH1/26 Advisory Board 1967-1980

CH1/27 Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Commissioners 1860-1925

CH1/28 Stipend Sub-Committee 1931-1981

CH1/29 Committee on Admission of Ministers of other Churches 1879-1977

CH1/30 Aged and Infirm Ministers' Fund 1878-1977

CH1/31 Committee on the Maintenance of the Ministry 1921-1980

CH1/32 Retirement Scheme Committee 1978-1981

CH1/33 Association for augmenting the smaller livings of the clergy 1866-1943

CH1/34 Endowment Committee 1846-1929

CH1/35 Lord Mount Stephen's Trust 1901-1932

CH1/36 Proceedings 1835-1842

CH1/37 Committee on Church and Nation 1932-1988

CH1/38 Woman's Guild

CH1/39 Panel on Doctrine 20th cent

CH1/40 Highland Committee 1908-1936

CH1/41 Church and Manse Building Committee 1929-1936

CH1/42 Papers of John Beatson Bell, Agent of the Church of Scotland 1792-1872

CH1/43 Education Committee 1849-1930

CH1/44 Manse Fellowship, Edinburgh branch 1929-1991

CH1/45 Publications Committee -

CH1/46 Lending Library Committee 1929-1970

CH1/47 Independent Inquiry into Scottish Housing -

CH1/48 Stewardship and budget committee 1959-1989

CH1/49 Committee on Ecumenical Relations 1962-1996

CH1/50 Debate Log Books 1995-2004

CH1/51 Home Board (Formed in 1936 and oversees various committees)

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at

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