GD15 Royal Medico-Psychological Association, Scottish Division

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD15

Title: Royal Medico-Psychological Association, Scottish Division

Dates of Creation of Material: 1869-1971

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1.4m, bound volumes and papers

Name of creator(s): Royal Medico-Psychological Association, Scottish Division

Administrative history: In 1865, the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane (1841) changed its name to the Medical Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland. By the end of the 19th Century, it had grown to over 600 members with three English divisions, a division for Ireland and one for Scotland. The latter was founded in 1869. The Association acquired a Royal Charter in 1926. The Royal College of Psychiatrists superseded it in 1971.

Archival History: Records held by the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists prior to deposit

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Dr Allan Beveridge (GD15/1 & 3), Margaret Harcourt Williams (GD15/2)

Scope and Content: Minutes 1869-1939, Extracts from RMPA Scottish Division Meetings 1869-1971, Correspondence 1913-1948

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).  RMPA Scottish Division must be informed of all access

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Clouston, Thomas Storer, and the Royal Edinburgh Asylum (GD16)
Rosslynlee Hospital (LHB33)
Royal Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB14)
Royal Edinburgh Asylum Medical Library (GD17)
Royal Edinburgh Hospital (LHB7)

Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Laura Brouard

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

Date(s) of Description: July 2009, last updated August 2009