GD10 Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 GD10
Title: Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick
Dates of Creation of Material: 1704-1973
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 3.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick
Administrative History: The Society originated in 1795 on a voluntary basis and was incorporated by a Seal of Cause from Edinburgh Town Council in 1813. It existed to provide relief to those prevented from earning a living by illness and unable to make claims on other public charities or parish funds
Archival History: Scott and Paterson Chartered Accountants
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: F. Shaw, Scottish Record Office, June 1986; Scott and Paterson Chartered Accountants, Bruntsfield House, Bruntsfield Terrace, March 1992


Scope and Content: Management 1813-1948; administration 1834-1944; finance 1824-1981; trusts 1704-1966; recipients 1792-1952
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access:  Access is subject to the terms of the NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2010, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; last updated August 2009