Manuscripts and Special Collections

Collections at The University of Nottingham

This is a list of the principal nonconformist church collections held by the University of Nottingham. Information about the history of each church pr organisation is available on separate web pages (follow the links to 'more information'). You can see detailed information about the contents of each collection by following the links to the collection reference numbers. These take you to the appropriate records in the online catalogue.


Congregational, Presbyterian and United Reformed churches


Baptist churches


Unitarian churches


Regional organisations of the Congregational, Presbyterian and Unitarian churches


University groups and Colleges

  • Paton Congregational College, Nottingham (more information) (Fy and CU)
  • University of Nottingham Baptist Society (UN UU 11)
  • University of Nottingham Presbyterian-Congregational/United Reformed Church Society (UN UU 12)


Other collections

  • Notebook of James Smith of Nottingham, Baptist preacher, including sermons, 1811-1834 (MS 118). James Smith also features in genealogical papers collected by his descendant Bernard B. Granger, 1921-1947 (MS 115)
  • Photographs of Rev. Ronald K. Ross (1898-1980), Congregational and United Reformed minister of Nottingham, 1971-1978 (MS 466)
  • Copies of registers of the Church of General Baptists, East Leake, Nottinghamshire; 1785-1837 (MS 1/3/40-41)
  • Papers of the Lawson family of Leeds and Nottingham, relating to Methodism in Nottingham, Ruddington and Leeds (Ln)


Next page:  Castle Gate Independent/Congregational/United Reformed Church, Nottingham

Manuscripts and Special Collections

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Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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