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Scottish Catholic Archives: Collections and catalogues

The Scottish Catholic Archives include over 700 individual collections, spanning 800 years of Scottish and European history. From royal archives to sacramental registers; photographs and film; maps and plans, the Scottish Catholic Archives contain about 0.5 km of manuscript sources.

The Scottish Catholic Archives is continually working to improve access to the archive collections through the retro-conversion of our catalogues. Since 2003, over 50,000 catalogue entries have been converted from hand-written format to electronic format.  While we work on this retro-conversion, we are additionally making available scanned copies of our handwritten catalogues. They are saved as Adobe pdf files (a free viewer can be downloaded here), and reflect the work of previous archive staff. They have a standard look and feel, with indexes at the start of the document, and further detailed information given on subsequent pages. All archives are described at least to file level, with many to item level.

As retro-conversion continues, the hand written catalogues will be replaced by typed catalogues, and a searchable database should be available online during 2009. We recommend that you browse the catalogues and print those which are helpful to you. Any research request to the Scottish Catholic Archive concerning any of these documents should include the full reference of the item being discussed. 

 

B/
Bishops
1729-1996
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen 
       
BC/
Blairs Charters
1366-1841
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
BL/
Blairs Letters

1627-1887

Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen

       
CA/
Colleges Abroad
1544-1964
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
CB/
Blears College
1764-1988
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available. 
       
CC/
Canon Clapperton
18th cent - 20th cent
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
CG/
Gillis College
1924-1988
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogues not yet available.
       
CS/
Colleges in Scotland
1722-1899
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
DA/
Diocese of Argyll and the Isles
1493-1996
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogues not yet available.
       
DAb/
Diocese of Aberdeen
[1878-2004]
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
DD/
Diocese of Dunkeld
1559-1996
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
DE/
Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh
1846-1998
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
DG/
Diocese of Galloway
1847-1995
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
DM/
Diocese of Motherwell
1837-1987
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
DP/
Diocese of Paisley
[1948-2004]
Not yet available
       
ED/
Eastern District Vicariate
1713-1986
Browse catalogues   Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House
       
FL/
Families and Lands
1406-1851
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
GC/
Gifted Compilations: Research work by Individuals
  Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
GD/ Gifts and Deposits   Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
GP/
Photocopies and Transcripts of Original Documents
  Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
HC/
House Collections
  Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
IM/
Individual Mission Stations
1738-1895
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
JB/
Archbishop James Beaton’s Papers
12th cent - 19th cent
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
JO/
St John Ogilvie
1615-1976
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
KA/
Keeper: William James Anderson
1822-1972
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
KB/
Keeper: David McRoberts
1926-1983
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
KC/
Keeper: Mark Dilworth
1882-1995
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
KJ/
King James VII and II
1633-1701
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
LIT/
Liturgy
18th cent - 20th cent
Browse catalogues   Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House
       
LS/
Lectures and Sermons
1675-1890
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
MC/
St Margaret’s Convent, Edinburgh
18th cent-2008
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
MM/
Miscellaneous Manuscripts
13th cent - 19th cent
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
MP/
Missions and parishes
1703-ongoing
Summary list only.   Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House or by accessing ScotlandsPeople at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
       
OL/
Oban Letters: Highland - Western District Vicariate
1764-1901
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen

     
P/
Persons
1520-1988
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
PG/
Photographs
[19th cent -]
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
PL/
Preshome Letters: Northern District Vicariate
1641-1933
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
RE/
Religious Education
1799-1985
Browse catalogues.   Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House
       
SK/
Schottenkloester (Scots abbeys in Germany)
1177-late 19th cent
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
       
SM/
Scots Mission
1560-1959

Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen

       
SmP/
Small Printed Material
  Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
SS/
Synods
1881-1961
Can be consulted by appointment at Columba House.   Online catalogue not yet available.
       
TM/
Thomson-McPherson: History of the Scottish Mission
[1560-1853]
Scottish Catholic Archives Historic Collection at University of Aberdeen
  
 
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