GD43 Journal of Mental Science

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD43
Title: Journal of Mental Science
Dates of Creation of Material: 1845-1962
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 7 linear metres: bound volumes

Name of creator(s): Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane

Administrative history: The Journal of Mental Science was published by the authority of the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane, known as the Medico - Psychological Association from 1866; and the Royal Medico - Psychological Association from 1926.

Archival History: The Journal was originally part of the Royal Edinburgh Asylum’s Physicians Library, also now held by LHSA. The Physicians Library and the separate Library of Psychiatric Medicine were later combined as the Physchiatry Library housed in Kennedy Tower at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and managed by the University of Edinburgh. When the majority of the Physicians Library passed to LHSA, volumes that were deemed to still have relevance to students (including the Journal of Mental Science) were retained by the University. In the process of a University stock review in 2006, the Journals were no longer deemed current and they came to LHSA. Volumes 6 and 7 were transferred as a later accrual in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Edinburgh University Library, 2006 and 2010

Scope and Content: Journal of Mental Science; 1855-1962, Indexes to the Journal of Mental Science, 1854-1947

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to physical condition

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Finding Aids: Includes indexes, 1854-1947

Related Units of Description:

Royal Edinburgh Asylum Physicians Library (GD17)


Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Stephen Willis

Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000

Date(s) of Description: October 2010