GD1/51 Hospital Chaplains, Edinburgh Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/51
Title: Hospital Chaplains, Edinburgh Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
Dates of Creation of Material: 1927-1962
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 item: bound volume

Name of creator(s): Herbert T. Coles (fl.1940), hospital chaplain
Administrative History: Prior to Herbert T. Coles’s appointment in 1940, Episcopalian hospital patients were visited by ministers upon a rota basis. As well as providing cover for normal church services, the principal duty of the Supernumerary and Hospital Chaplain was to make Communion and pastoral visits to those receiving care in a variety of institutions in and around Edinburgh. Initially over 20 local institutions were visited and, in 1960, a second Chaplain was appointed (Rev. C. F. Crichton).
Archival History: Unknown
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: National Archives of Scotland (Scottish Record Office), July 1991

Scope and Content: List of duties; routines and timetables; visiting etiquette; scriptural texts; list of Church property; annual and Christmas accounts; baptism, confirmation and burials registers; annual returns 1939-1960; graphs relating to activities 1927-62
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised June 2002