GD3 Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 GD3
Title: Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh
Dates of Creation of Material: 1821-1971
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1.9 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh
Administrative History: The Society was founded in 1821 with a constitution based on the London society of similar name. Its aim was to improve medicine and surgery and Transactions were produced from 1824. The Society is still in existence.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, 1970


Scope and Content: Management 1821-1959; administration 1821-1971; correspondence 1832-1967; publications 1832-1936
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access:  Access is subject to the terms of 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

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.