Minutes, 1890 - 1972; correspondence, 1951 - 1959; visitors' books for Shelter Stone Hut, 1924 - 1963, Thistle Cottage (Inverey), 1907 - 1937, and Derry Lodge, 1952 - 1967; 5 boxes glass slides; album of photographs gifted to the club by Jock Lamb, 1976.
Records of the Cairngorm Club
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 3405
- Dates of Creation1890 - 1976
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4 boxes papers, 19 volumes and 3 boxes glass slides No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Cairngorm Club was established in Aberdeen in 1887 to encourage mountain climbing in Scotland, with special reference to the Cairngorm group of mountains ... to procure and impart scientific, topographical and historical information about the Scottish mountains ... to consider the right of access to Scottish mountains ... and ... to issue a Journal or such other publications as may be considered advantageous to the Club. (Rules of the Cairngorm Club (Aberdeen, 1921)). As well as publishing its own journal, The Cairngorm Club Journal, it established a library for its members use, stocked with a wide selection of contemporary books and periodicals on all aspects of mountaineering, rock climbing, geology and topography. The club's archive and library are now both deposited in Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen, where the library is managed as one of several special book collections (ref. Cairngorm Club). See Related Units of Description for further details.
For more information on the club and its history see Tom Weir, A Hundred Years on the Hills,Scots Magazine, 128, (December 1987), 293-298; and Sheila Murray, The Cairngorm Club, 1887-1987 (Aberdeen: Cairngorm Club, c. 1987). Information is also available about the activities of the Cairngorm Club on the WWW.
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Conditions Governing Access
Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet
Deposited in the University in 1993, by the Cairngorm Club
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Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/
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It is anticipated that accruals of the Club's more recent records will be received in the future.
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