The personal research library of Arthur Macdonald Allchin was transferred to Gladstone’s Library following his death in 2010.
The archive is listed on the Library’s online catalogue and can be found by searching for ‘AMA’ on MainCAT.
All archives and special collections can only be accessed via a Request to Read Restricted Items form, which must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of your visit.
The Allchin collection is a combination of handwritten and typed research papers and correspondence, as well as copies of articles written by Allchin. The collection has been organised into a thematic arrangement that relates to Allchin’s research interests. These include 17th Century Anglicanism, Celtic Christianity, the work of Thomas Merton, monasticism and religious communities, and the Danish polymath Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872).
Donald Allchin obituary in the Guardian.