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Commonplace book containing notes, sermons and newspaper cuttings, 1885 - 1919

Identifier: Acc.14025/3

Scope and Contents

Contains press cuttings mainly on Gaelic and Highland subjects, including obituaries of persons with Highland origins, for example the Gaelic poet Neil MacLeod (d. 1913) and Archibald Menzies, founder member of An Comunn Gaidhealach (d. 1914). Two newspaper cuttings concern Tolmie's own ministry in Kintyre. Items are dated up to 1919, with those dating from after Tolmie's death in 1909 being loosely inserted rather than pasted in, probably by his brother John Tolmie.

The volume also concerns student notes on divinity matters. It is begun from both ends, the opposite end beginning with specimen addresses for ministers. Those in Gaelic (9 pp.) are headed "Gaelic address to Elders", "Charge to the Elders", "Charge to Congregation". Tolmie's bilingul proficiency is commented upon in the newspaper cuttings contained in the volume.


  • Creation: 1885 - 1919


Language of Materials

Content mainly in English, but includes sermons in Gaelic, and a number of quotations from Gaelic poetry in the news cuttings.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


1 Volumes ; 22.5 x 18 x 3.5 cm

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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