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Only the collections held at the University are listed below. To access material that remains at Columba House, Edinburgh, please contact the Scottish Catholic Archives.

Bishops

SCA B

Bishop George Hay, Lowland Vicariate

SCA B/1

Bishop John Geddes, Lowland Vicariate

SCA B/2

Bishop Alexander Cameron, Lowland Vicariate

SCA B/3

Bishop Alexander Paterson, Eastern Vicariate

SCA B/4

Bishop James Kyle, Northern Vicariate

SCA B/5

Bishop James Gillis, Eastern Vicariate

SCA B/6

Blairs Charters

SCA BC

Ogilvie Papers

SCA BC/1

Hay of Rannes Papers

SCA BC/2

Elphinstone Papers

SCA BC/3

Lands of Coutfauld (Coltfield): Falconer and Brodie Papers

SCA BC/4

Lands of Gask: Fordyce, Innes of Breda, Robinson Papers

SCA BC/5

Tulloch of Tannachie Papers

SCA BC/6

Abernethy, Lords of Saltoun Papers

SCA BC/7

Dunbar Papers

SCA BC/8

Lands of Struthers Papers

SCA BC/9

Innes Papers

SCA BC/10

Gordon Papers

SCA BC/11

Urquhart Papers

SCA BC/12

Calder Papers

SCA BC/13

Sinclair, Earls of Caithness Papers

SCA BC/14

Forbes of Pitsligo Papers

SCA BC/15

Gaderer Papers

SCA BC/16

Lands of Glassauch Papers

SCA BC/17

Hill, East Grange Papers

SCA BC/18

Ord of Findochty Papers

SCA BC/19

Stewart, Lord Ochiltree Papers

SCA BC/20

Sutherland/Duff and the Lands of Braco Papers

SCA BC/21

Inverness and the north Papers

SCA BC/22

Church documents and Papers

SCA BC/23

Miscellaneous North East Papers

SCA BC/24

North East Burgh Papers

SCA BC/25

Miscellaneous Papers

SCA BC/26

Rose of Montcoffer Papers

SCA BC/27

Blairs Letters

SCA BL

Correspondence mainly to Scots Colleges, Paris and Rome

SCA BL/1

Correspondence: general mission

SCA BL/2

Correspondence: general mission

SCA BL/3

Correspondence: general mission

SCA BL/4

Correspondence: general mission

SCA BL/5

Correspondence: end section of letters to Northern District priests and Bishop Kyle

SCA BL/6

Correspondence to Paul MacLachlan and to Blairs

SCA BL/7

Correspondence to Paul MacLachlan and to Blairs

SCA BL/8

Kyle Letters and Kyle’s Jubilee

SCA BL/9

Undated correspondence

SCA BL/10

Colleges Abroad

SCA CA

Scots College, Paris

SCA CA/1

Scots College, Douai

SCA CA/2

Scots College, Rome

SCA CA/3

Scots College, Spain [Madrid and Valladolid]

SCA CA/4

Blairs College

SCA CB

Blairs College manuscripts

SCA CB/57

Canon Clapperton

SCA CC

'Memoirs of Scotch Missionary Priests'

SCA CC/1

Transcripts and Notes

SCA CC/2

Correspondence

SCA CC/3

Colleges in Scotland

SCA CS

Scalan

SCA CS/1

Aquhorties

SCA CS/2

Highland

SCA CS/3

St Peter's College

SCA CS/5

General material

SCA CS/6

Families and Lands

SCA FL

Stewart of Clochfoldich

SCA FL/1

Gordon of Esslemont and Auchleuchries; of Auchintoul

SCA FL/2

Menzies of Pitfodels

SCA FL/3

Stuart of Traquair

SCA FL/4

Parchments Collection

SCA FL/5

Leslie

SCA FL/6

Drummond

SCA FL/7

Various documents

SCA FL/8

Individual Mission Stations

SCA IM

Aberdeen

SCA IM/1

Ayr

SCA IM/2

Banff

SCA IM/3

Stirling

SCA IM/4

Bellie

SCA IM/5

Braemar

SCA IM/6

Buckie

SCA IM/7

Drummond

SCA IM/8

Dufftown

SCA IM/9

Dumfries

SCA IM/10

Dundee

SCA IM/11

Edinburgh

SCA IM/12

Elgin

SCA IM/13

Glasgow

SCA IM/14

Glengairn

SCA IM/15

Glenlivet

SCA IM/16

Falkirk

SCA IM/17

Huntly

SCA IM/18

Inverness

SCA IM/19

Inverurie

SCA IM/20

Keith

SCA IM/21

Lennoxtown

SCA IM/22

New Abbey

SCA IM/23

Paisley

SCA IM/24

Perth

SCA IM/25

Peterhead

SCA IM/26

Portsoy

SCA IM/27

Preshome

SCA IM/28

Tomintoul

SCA IM/29

Traquair

SCA IM/30

Wick

SCA IM/31

Unidentified mission papers

SCA IM/32

Single documents

SCA IM/33

Buchan

SCA IM/34

Eastlands (Blairs)

SCA IM/35

Dunbar

SCA IM/36

Alloa

SCA IM/37

Portobello

SCA IM/38

Doune

SCA IM/39

Kirkcaldy

SCA IM/40

Cabrach

SCA IM/41

Deecastle

SCA IM/42

Eskadale

SCA IM/43

Glenmoriston

SCA IM/44

Haddington

SCA IM/45

Kilmarnock

SCA IM/46

Dornie

SCA IM/47

Archbishop James Beaton's Papers

SCA JB

Medieval diocese of Glasgow

SCA JB/1

Beaton papers

SCA JB/2

Work by Bishop Kyle

SCA JB/3

Miscellaneous

SCA JB/4

St John Ogilvie

SCA JO

King James VII and II

SCA KJ

Lectures and Sermons

SCA LS

Identified collections of academic notes

SCA LS/1

Devotional and spiritual

SCA LS/2

Theological

SCA LS/3

Instructional

SCA LS/4

Religious Controversy

SCA LS/5

Sermons

SCA LS/6

Philosophy

SCA LS/7

Natural Philosophy

SCA LS/8

Various subjects

SCA LS/9

Poetry

SCA LS/10

Music

SCA LS/11

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

SCA MM

Spanish volumes

SCA MM/1

Volumes from Scots College, Paris

SCA MM/2

Volumes, other provenance

SCA MM/3

Larger items, unbound

SCA MM/4

Collections on particular subjects

SCA MM/5

Small items and fragments

SCA MM/6

Oban Letters: Highland - Western District Vicariate

SCA OL

Highland papers - Western District

SCA OL/1

Western District papers - Lowland papers

SCA OL/2
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Undated letters and notes

SCA OL/3PDF icon

Administration and Finance

SCA OL/4PDF icon

Circulars: Encyclicals, Pastorals, Ad Clerum

SCA OL/5PDF icon

Borrodale papers

SCA OL/6PDF icon

Taynuilt

SCA OL/7PDF icon

Persons

SCA P

Quintin Kennedy

SCA P/1

Thomas Innes

SCA P/2

Dr Alexander Geddes

SCA P/3

Principal Alexander Gordon

SCA P/4

Philip Perry

SCA P/5

Abbe Paul MacPherson

SCA P/6

Paul MacLachlan

SCA P/7

Henry Gall

SCA P/8

John Gray

SCA P/9

William Wallace

SCA P/10

Preshome Letters: Northern District Vicariate

SCA PL

North East Papers

SCA PL/1

Kyle family letters

SCA PL/2

Mission letters - Browse catalogue (PL/3 index in Part 1)

Lowland District

Northern District

Rev John James Kyle, Preshome

Rev Charles Gordon Jnr and relatives

Rev Charles Fraser

[Northern District]

Unsigned [Northern District]

SCA PL/3

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21
Part 22

Part 23

Kyle family: Legal and other documents

SCA PL/4PDF icon

Administrator's and Procurator's papers: financial administration and accounts

SCA PL/5PDF icon

Correspondence

SCA PL/6
Part 1
Part 2

Friendly Society

SCA PL/7PDF icon

Mission properties: Wills, legacies and donations

SCA PL/8
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Ruthven Trust

SCA PL/9PDF icon

Mission papers and miscellaneous

SCA PL/10

Schottenkloester (Scots abbeys in Germany)

SCA SK

Pre 1515 monastic material

SCA SK/1

Pre 1515 non-monastic material

SCA SK/2

Ratisbon

SCA SK/3

Abbot Placid Fleming period

SCA SK/4

Abbots Stuart and Baillie

SCA SK/5

Abbots Bernard Stuart, Gallus Leith and Arbuthnot

SCA SK/6

Ratisbon

SCA SK/7

Historical manuscripts

SCA SK/8

Monasticum Scoticanum: Brockie original mss

SCA SK/9

Monasticum Scoticanum: Transcript by Father Maurus Grant

SCA SK/10

Monasticum Scoticanum: Transcript by Canon George Wilson

SCA SK/11

Monasticum Scoticanum: Brockie’s notes and transcripts

SCA SK/12

Monastery of St James, Wurzburg

SCA SK/13

Scottish Mission

SCA SM

Mission documents

SCA SM/1

Mission documents

SCA SM/2PDF icon

Mission documents

SCA SM/3PDF icon

Mission documents

SCA SM/4PDF icon

Mission documents

SCA SM/5
Part 1
Part 2

Mission documents (General Mission)

SCA SM/6PDF icon

Eastern District and Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

SCA SM/7PDF icon

Western District and Archdiocese of Glasgow

SCA SM/8PDF icon

Northern District and Diocese of Aberdeen

SCA SM/9PDF icon

Finance

SCA SM/10
Part 1
Part 2

Oaths, faculties etc

SCA SM/11PDF icon

Episcopal Provisions

SCA SM/12PDF icon

Education

SCA SM/13PDF icon

Clergy Lists

SCA SM/14PDF icon

Pastoral Letters

SCA SM/15PDF icon

Ad Clerums

SCA SM/16PDF icon

Thomson-McPherson: History of the Scottish Mission

SCA TM