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TitleRecords of the North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association, 1785-1965
Extent6 boxes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; accounts, correspondence, deeds, minutes, registers, reports.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe origins of the Association can be traced back to 1785, but it did not develop into a significant body until the annual meetings of the Presbyterian ministers of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire began in 1798. The churches attending the Association were usually called ‘Presbyterian’ until the mid-19th century, but were independent congregations which later accepted Unitarian tenets. Under rules drawn up in 1865, membership of the Association was granted to Ministers and Delegates, nominated by the General Committee of the Association, of the Unitarian and Free Christian Churches at Belper, Boston, Coalville, Derby, Gainsborough, Hinckley, Kirkstead, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Mansfield, Newark, and Nottingham.
Custodial HistoryThe papers came to Nottingham University Library in 1981 and 1986 through their association with the records of other nonconformist chapels, notably of the High Pavement Chapel, Nottingham (see GB 0159 Hi).
DescriptionThe collection contains accounts of the Association and its affiliated congregations from 1877 to the mid-twentieth century, along with bundles of twentieth century correspondence from various secretaries of the Association, which concern Association and chapel administration. There are several series of minutes, including Association Committee and Sub Committee meetings, and the North Midland Sunday School Association, dating from 1834 to 1961. There are documents relating to the Ilkeston Chapel Trust from 1785-1887 and a considerable amount of printed material including annual reports.
MgtGroupReligious records
Associations and societies
ArrangementThe collection has been divided according to form of material (e.g. accounts, correspondence) and arranged chronologically within these sections.
TermSunday schools - England - East Midlands
Presbyterian Church - England - East Midlands
Unitarian churches - England - East Midlands
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 28 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Old typescript catalogue, 17 pp. Please note that the version at King's Meadow Campus is more up to date. Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialSome material relating to Christ Church, Peas Hill, Nottingham, is present in this collection. See the High Pavement collection (Hi Z) for records of Christ Church.
Early minutes of meetings of the Presbyterian ministers of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and South Yorkshire, 1798-1856, are in the High Pavement Collection at The University of Nottingham (Hi V 21)
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NA184North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association
NA184North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association
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