Dundee Naturalists Society

Scope and Content

The records include:

  • Annual Reports, 1876-1882
  • Syllabuses, programmes and tickets, 1880-1938 and 1982-1983
  • Proceedings and transactions, 1912-1915
  • Miscellaneous, 1895-1950
  • Photocopies of various records of the Dundee Naturalists' Society, 1877-1937

Administrative / Biographical History

The Naturalists Society was formed in January 1874. The objects of the Society were the promotion and study of all departments of natural science, by the exhibition and preservation of specimens, by lectures, excursions and the formation of a library and museum.


Records are arranged within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the Dundee City Archivist and the University Librarian in 1982 (AccM/166 and AccM/168) and by James K Cook in 2006 (Acc 2007/252).

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

Some of these records are duplicates of material held by Dundee City Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Geographical Names