Protestant Institute Collection


Protestant Institute Collection


A selection of 571 volumes, including 50 volumes of pamphlets, from the library of the Protestant Institute of Scotland. It includes works on canon law and the Church Fathers, Catholic and Protestant theology and religious controversy, and items relating to the temperance movement in the 19th century. These are mainly British publications of the 17th, the 18th and the 19th century, but include a number of continental and a few American imprints. The Protestant Institute was founded in 1860, the 300th anniversary of the Scottish Reformation, to defend and promote Protestantism in Scotland. It owned the Magdalen Chapel, in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, and a property on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, which housed the Institute, a teaching centre, and the offices of the Scottish Reformation Society. In 1964 the Protestant Institute was incorporated into the Scottish Reformation Society.


The books have been catalogued individually and have the shelfmark 'Prot.'.


The collection was deposited in 1963 by the Protestant Institute of Scotland and subsequently purchased by the Library in 1997.




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