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: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
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