CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3243
TitleAlexander Dyce Davidson, Free Church minister, Aberdeen: sermons and lectures
Date1830 - 1872
Extent23 volumes (1.27 linear metres)
Creator NameDavidson; Alexander Dyce (1807-1872); Free Church minister, West Church, Aberdeen
Administrative HistoryAlexander Dyce Davidson was born in Aberdeen in 1807, graduated AM from Marischal College in 1825, and received a DD from Marischal College in 1854. He was called to the South Church in the city in 1832, and to the West Church in 1840, which parish he led into the Free Church at the Disruption of 1843. He was a scholarly and popular minister, particularly influential amongst the students of the two universities there, and was a leading evangelist in Aberdeen. He chose to devote his life to parish work and preaching, published only sermons and took no part in public life. He died in Aberdeen, still Free Church minister of West Church, in 1872.
SourceThe volumes were previously held by Christ's College, Aberdeen, originally the Free Church College but now part of Aberdeen University. They were deposited in the University Library by Christ's College in 1986.
DescriptionLectures and sermons of Dr. Alexander Dyce Davidson, minister of the Free West Church, Aberdeen. The sermons are divided into volumes first in order of the Biblical books from which the texts are drawn, then for particular occasions. The lectures are divided into volumes in two series according to the order of the Old Testament books from which the texts are drawn, then on particular subjects.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsNo restrictions on access but application for publication must be made to the Master of Christ's College.
Physical DescriptionThe manuscripts are in good condition. They have a uniform binding, which identifies them as the manuscripts of 'Dr. Davidson'.
Related MaterialAlexander Dyce Davidson's biography can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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