Records of the Geological Society of Glasgow, learned society, 1858-, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

ACCN 2561  

  • Minutes, 1864-1968
  • Registers of members, 1858-1960
  • Financial records, 1937-1970
  • Correspondence, 1973
  • Essays, talks and notes by Dugald Bell, 1869-1896
  • Notebook recording lending of petrological microscope, 1914-1959
  • Library books borrowed register, 1897-1961
  • Notices of meetings and excursions, 1858-1905
  • Promotional material, 1980s
  • Lists of Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow from 1860-1947
  • Papers relating to the Scottish Journal of Geology, 1964-1992
  • Material relating to the Society's 125th Anniversary, 1983
  • Photographs and glass negatives, 1882-1983

ACCN 3471  

  • Booklets, Proceedings of the Geological Society of Glasgow , 1966-2009
  • Minutes, 1985-2010
  • Membership volume, 1967 & 1978
  • Photocopy, List of Papers in the Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Volumes I-XXV, 1860-1963

ACCN 3653  

  • Minutes, 1989-2011
  • Typed transcript of minutes, 17 May 1858-17 Jan 1859
  • Constitutions and related papers, 1968-2009
  • Lists of members, 1945-2009
  • Booklet, Proceedings of the Geological Society of Glasgow , 2010-2011
  • Photographs of excursions, 1991-1998
  • Material relating to a tragic accident during an excursion, 18 May 2001
  • Papers and photographs relating to the Society's 150th Anniversary, 2008
  • Notices and reports of meetings and excursions, 1971-1985
  • Newsletters and notices of lectures, 1986-2010

ACCN 3739  

  • Lists of members, 1959-2013
  • Council correspondence, 1984-1988, Nov 1993
  • Papers relating to the Scottish Journal of Geology, c1999-2010
  • Geological Society Glasgow Centenary, 1957
  • Photographs, 1898-2010

ACCN 3953  

  • Minutes, 2011-2014
  • Newsletters, 2012-2013
  • Proceedings, 2011-2014
  • List of members, 1967
  • Press cutting from Glasgow Herald, 'Fossil hunter who made fortune out of a dyke', 4 Mar 1986
  • Photographs, 1976-1989
  • Strathclyde RIGS/ Strathclyde Geoconservation Group Leaflets, 2013-2014

ACCN 4036  

  • Minutes, 2014
  • Proceedings, 2014-2015
  • Newsletters, 2013-2015
  • GSG Library catalogues, 1886 & 1897
  • Strathclyde Geoconservation Group: minutes, action plan, " East Dunbartonshire Geodiversity Audit site assessments and maps, 2003-2016

ACCN 4123  

  • Proceedings, 2015-2016
  • Newsletter, 2011
  • Papers relating to the history of the Thomas Neville George Memorial Medal, 1892-2015
  • Strathclyde Geoconservation Group: minutes, commercial report, A Geodiversity Audit of the City of Glasgow, 2013-2017

ACCN 4225  

  • Minutes, 2014-2018
  • Proceedings, 2016-2017
  • Newsletter, 2017-2018
  • Papers relating to Muirshiel Mine, including photograph and plans, 1958-1969
  • Strathclyde Geoconservation Group minutes, 2017-2018

ACCN 4280  

  • Minutes, 2018-2019
  • Proceedings, 2017-2018
  • Strathclyde Geoconservation Group minutes, 2018-2019

Administrative / Biographical History

The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858. The society aims to gain an understanding of the study of the earth through excursions and lectures, and is still active to this day.

The Society's early contribution to geological research includes, fossils, an understanding of Scotland's glacial history, geological time and the relationship between climate change and the Earth's rotation. Famous 19th and early 20th Century Presidents include Lord Kelvin (for 21 years), Sir Archibald Geikie, Charles Lapworth, Ben Peach and Walter Gregory.

The Geological Society of Glasgow publishes the Scottish Journal of Geology with the Edinburgh Society and continues to publish field guides. The Society still attracts prominent speakers to their lectures and encourages everyone to take advantage of the great geology in the Glasgow Region, some of the most varied of any city in the UK, see http://www.geologyglasgow.org.uk

Arrangement

Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order.

Access Information

Open, subject to the  Data Protection Act 2018

Acquisition Information

Gift : GSG : April 2004 : ACCN 2561

Gift : GSG : May 2010 : ACCN 3471

Gift : GSG : Mar 2012 : ACCN 3653

Gift : GSG : 5 Feb 2013 : ACCN 3739

Gift : GSG : 1 Jul 2015 : ACCN 3953

Gift : GSG : 21 Jun 2016 : ACCN 4036

Gift : GSG : 8 Jun 2017 : ACCN 4123

Gift : GSG : 18 Oct 2018 : ACCN 4225

Gift : GSG : 10 Jun 2019 : ACCN 4280

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Papers held by the Geological Society of Glasgow prior to deposit.

Accruals

Accruals expected

Related Material

Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow are available to view online in the Lyell Collection at https://www.lyellcollection.org/

Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Rachael Muir, Archives Assistant, 27 Jun 2012. Edited by Jennifer Turner, Archives Assistant, 31 Jan 2013. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 21 January 2014. Updated by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 27 Jun 2019.

Geographical Names