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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD95
Title Records of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge (SSPCK)
Dates [c 1701]-1980
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description This catalogue relates to the records of the Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge (S.S.P.C.K.) preserved in National Records of Scotland. It includes all transmissions made by the Secretary of the Society together with accessions from other sources.

The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge (English) possesses material relating to its activities in Scotland in the early 18th century, e.g., on distribution of Gaelic Bibles. Details may be obtained from the Archivist, Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road, London, N.W.1.


GD95/1. Minutes of General Meetings, 1709-1860

GD95/2. Minutes of Committee (or `Directors') Meetings, 1709-1940.

GD95/3. Letter Books: (a) American Correspondence, 1799-1806
(b) Inland Correspondence, 1794-1942.

GD95/4. Reports of Sub-Committees, etc. regarding the estates belonging to the Society, and other branches of the Society's establishment, 1808-1894.

GD95/5. Inventories of the Society's securities, title deeds, etc., 1709-1869.

GD95/6. Accounts of Charge and Discharge, 1709-1889.

GD95/7. Scheme Ledgers, 1771-1890.

GD95/8. Miscellaneous volumes relating to finance, 1709-1907.

GD95/9. Volumes relating to the administration of schools, 1710-1890.

GD95/10. Volume of papers transferred from New College Library, Edinburgh, [c 1707]-1741.

GD95/11. Miscellaneous volumes (including Reports and Sermons), 1732-1902.


GD95/12. Papers relating to the American Indian Fund, 1760-1923.

GD95/13. Reports and Sermons presented by Miss M. G. Jones, Girton College, Cambridge, 1721-1853.

GD95/14. Miscellaneous documents (including reports on visitation of schools), 1709-1956.
Level Fonds
Arrangement Compilation of the inventory is based on the numerical reference system, and in using it the reference to any particular record must be quoted in full, thus, GD95/2/14.
Finding aids Inventory
Format Text
Language English
Related material Papers, 1667-1766 of William Ross, writer in Edinburgh, agent of the Church of Scotland and clerk to the S.S.P.C.K., are preserved in National Records of Scotland under reference RH15/105 (former reference Miscellaneous Papers (M.P. Bundles) 251-257).

National Records of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY; tel +44 (0) 131 535 1314; email: historical_enquiries@nrscotland.gov.uk