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Report by the Committee of Management of St. Peter's Episcopal Church new building: with first list of subscribers.

Author St Peters Church, Edinburgh.
Title Report by the Committee of Management of St. Peter's Episcopal Church new building: with first list of subscribers.
Imprint [Edinburgh]
Date of Publication [1859]
Language English
Notes This is a report on the building of and fund-raising for a new Church in the southside of Edinburgh, by the building committee for the congregation of St. Peter's Roxburgh Place. This congregation had begun in 1791 as an 'overflow' from Old St. Paul's in Carrubber's Close. It continued in Roxburgh Place until the 1850s when it was decided to move further south to Lutton Place. The new building was of a neo-gothic style and designed by William Slater of London. The church was opened for worship on Whitsunday 1860, though the debt was not cleared until 1889. The report is accompanied by two fine lithographs by Friedrich Schenck of George St. Edinburgh. Neither lithograph is recorded in the entry for Schenck in the Directory of lithographic printers of Scotland 1820-1870. No copy of this work with plates has been traced in any library (BL, CURL, OCLC, RLIN). The library already has a copy of this work at Dowd.465(15) which differs from this copy in a number of respects: 1. Dowd is a proof copy; this copy is a corrected proof 2. Dowd lacks the plates 3. The five lists of subscribers in Dowd are dated 25 June; the six in this copy are dated 15 July.
Shelfmark ABS.2.204.029
Reference Sources http://www.stpetersedinburgh.org/history.htm
Acquired on 22/01/04
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