Kirkwood, James

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James Kirkwood was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, in around 1650. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1670, and became chaplain to John Campbell, Earl of Caithness, 1st Earl of Breadalbane. In 1679 he became Minister of Minto. Due to the religious turbulence of the period he left Minto in 1681 and went to England, to Astwick, Bedfordshire. In 1690 he was responsible for the circulation of two hundred copies of the Bible in Irish throughout the Highlands, and in 1699 published An overture for founding and maintaining bibliothecks in every paroch throughout the kingdom Kirkwood was an advocate of libraries in every parish throughout the country. James Kirkwood died in 1708.

From the guide to the Papers of James Kirkwood (c. 1650-1708), 1670-1709, (Edinburgh University Library)

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associatedWith Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
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Essill, Moray
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Dingwall, county Ross
Edinburgh, Scotland
Carlisle, Cumberland
Ross-shire, Scotland
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Religious education
Libraries
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