Records of the Gardener Fraternity of Old Aberdeen

Scope and Content

Account Book, 1821 - 1864, containing annual accounts of the Society, subscriptions and annuity lists. Names and occupations of annuitants are given, with widows and orphans listed separately.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society was established by 1754 to raise a fund for relieving the necessities of such of the members as may be reduced to poor circumstances, or disabled from following their usual employment by age or misfortune, and their widows and orphans of a certain description (Constitution, Rules and Regulations, 1794). It was wound up in 1864.


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Acquisition Information

Gifted to the University in 1904, by John Kynoch

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Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

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Related Material

Constitution, rules and regulations ... of the Gardener Fraternity of Old Aberdeen (1794), with list of members, 1793 - 1823, is held in the University's Local Collection. Full reference details will be found on the University Library Catalogue


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