|Description||The Diocesan records contain material that is relevant to the diocese as a whole rather than an individual church or area. The records of the diocese currently contain:|
Registers of confirmations and ordinations (for the registers of births, marriages and deaths, see individual church series);
Minute books and papers for: associations, boards, clubs, committees, councils, senates and unions with statistical information from the diocese;
Correspondence, both general and belonging to named individuals such as Bishop Jolly;
Legal papers that include: deeds, settlements and titles;
Financial papers such as accounts, cash books, financial returns, seat rents, statements;
Membership papers including: certificates of burials and ordinations, lists of confirmations and communicants, subscriptions and testimonials;
Personal papers that include: the papers of the deaconess Anna Ritchie and scrapbooks containing material related to the whole diocese;
Papers of related bodies that comprise: Christies Memorial Library, Church Schools, The Friendly Society and the Lerwick Station of Missions to Seamen;
Materials arranged by form include: photographs relating to the diocese and various churches with plans of churches and a churchyard.
See individual series for detailed information on specific records within each series.