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Description of material

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1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Ainslie MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1853.

Extent One album.

2. Context

Name of creator Ainslie, Revd. Alexander Colvin (1831-1903).

Administrative and biographical history
British clergyman. Born, unknown. Died, 1903. Studied mathematics at University College, Oxford, graduating in 1852. Ordained Deacon to the curacy of Sopworth, Wiltshire, 1853. Deacon, Corfe, near Taunton, 1854. Prebendary of Wells Cathedral, 1871. Vicar of Henstridge, 1871. Vicar of Langport, 1883. Canon of Wells, 1895. Archdeacon of Taunton, 1896. He was acclaimed for his work connected with Church Education, Church and State relations, and Ecclesiastical Courts. Editor of the Chronicle of Convocation. In recognition of his contributions to the Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred on him the degree of LL.D in 1886.
Info.: 'Church Bells' in Chronicle of Convocation June 5, 1891.

Custodial history In the possession of Miss Margaret Ainslie in 1962.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by Miss Margaret Ainslie in 1962.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Album of drawings and watercolour sketches made in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Syria, and Palestine in 1853.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material English.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

(July 29, 2003)

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