Records of Glasgow University Dumfriesshire & Galloway Literary Society, 1876-fl1882, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Constitution and bye-laws 1876;
  • List of members 1881-1882;
  • Treasurer's account book 1876-1882.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University Dumfriesshire & Galloway Literary Society was formed at the  University of Glasgow , Scotland, in  1876  . The object of the society was to hold discussions of the chief literary and philosophical, social and political questions of the day and to keep its members acquainted with the spirit of the age . Membership was open to students of the University and natives of, or connected to, Dumfriesshire and Galloway, Scotland (now Dumfries & Galloway).

A committee consisting of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and 4 regular members managed the society. The committee was elected at the annual general meeting held in the second week of November.

Regular meetings of the society were held on the second Monday of each month for the reading of essays, criticism and debate. The society was still functioning in  1882  but nothing is known about its activities after this date.


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Held with the records of the Glasgow Dumfriesshire Society, charitable society. There is no obvious link between the organisations.


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GB 248 DC 62/1 Records of the Glasgow Dumfriesshire Society, 1869-, charitable society, Glasgow, Scotland

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Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 20 December 2007