Records of Dumbarton Public Eye Dispensary, Dumbarton, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1892-1948
  • Accounts 1932-1948
  • Annual reports 1893-1947
  • Dumbarton Town Council election ephemera 1947-1954

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Dumbarton Public Eye Dispensary was established in  1892  by the accident benefit societies of the engineering and shipbuilding works in Dumbarton. It was funded by voluntary subscription with the bulk of its income coming from the employers and employees of the town's workplaces. Latterly the Dispensary was based in the Dumbarton Cottage Hospital. In  1948  both the Dispensary and the Hospital were transferred to the National Health Service under the Dunbartonshire Hospitals Board of Management.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Messrs William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998

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 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held by Messrs William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, prior to transfer


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow


No known publications using this material

Geographical Names