Kirk Sessions weren't only concerned with the behaviour of their parishioners. Sometimes they were concerned about other worldly matters, such as the content of schoolbooks.
Stonehouse Free Church, 6 December 1869
William Collins actually responded:
Stonehouse Free Church, 7th March 1870
Note to self: Check out "The Advanced Reader. Lessons in Literature and Science etc" published by Collins in 1867 next time I'm in the National Library of Scotland ...
Upcoming family history talks and events in Scotland, 12 - 18 December 2016
Note that there may be a small charge for some of these events, and some may be for members only. We will be publishing lists of upcoming talks and events regularly - if you are organising a talk or event relating to Scottish genealogy or history, please let us know and we will be happy to add your events to our list.
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