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Foreign mission records of the United Free Church of Scotland, incorporating records of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland., 1846-1936.

Identifier: MSS.7638-8011

Scope and Contents

The United Free Church of Scotland was formed from the union of the United Presbyterian Church with the Free Church of Scotland in 1900. In 1919 the United Free Church took over the Gold Coast mission of the Basler Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft.


  • Creation: 1846-1936.

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374 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Group: Undetermined


On the union of the United Presbyterian Church and Free Church of Scotland the two secretaries of their Foreign Mission Committees remained in office as Joint Secretaries, each dealing in general with the same mission-fields as previously. Their successors continued the United Presbyterian series of letter-books for foreign letters, and both series for home letters. Consequently, in arranging the material the Free and United Presbyterian Churches have been regarded as continuing separately and the union of 1900 ignored.

The arrangement is as follows:

MSS.7638-7744. United Presbyterian Church; MSS.7745-8011. Free Church of Scotland.

Repository Details

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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