Records of Glasgow University Temperance Society, university society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Claims of Total Abstinence booklet 1894

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Glasgow University Total Abstinence Society was formed in 1889  for the benefit of the students of the University. The aim of the society was to promote the principles of temperance both among the students of the University and also with their help, in the wider community, among people of less fortunate backgrounds. The meetings would be held at the beginning of each winter session in the Student Union. The annual temperance sermon was delivered in the Bute Hall, and different forms of entertainment were provided as a" counter attraction to the public-house". The minimum subscription to the Society in 1903-1904  was sixpence. The following year the Society changed its name to the Glasgow University Temperance Society . The last entry to appear in the university student handbooks is in the 1915-1916 edition.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 23 February 2005.

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