Records of the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1820-1829.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society was formed in 1820 by Mr Marshall, Mr Wilson and Dr Ferguson. Initially, the Society met in members' houses although it later met in "Cow Pock Hall", St Andrews Square. The number of members who agreed to abide by the laws governing the Society totalled twenty-one. The aim of the Society was to promote the writing and discussion of medical subjects. The Society was wound up in 1832. This relatively short-lived society is not to be confused with the (Royal) Medico Chirurgical Society of Glasgow (RCPSG 3).


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some items may be restricted. Please contact the Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Acquisition Information

Not known.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. See also NRA(S) Survey 1909.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Not known.


Not expected.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


"A note on the minute book of an early Glasgow Medico-chirurgical society", by George Middleton, Glasgow Medical Journal, 1899, p. 333-335. "Note of the minute book (vol II) of an early Glasgow medico-chirurgical society", by William Whitelaw, Glasgow Medical Journal, 1900. Jacqueline Jenkinson, Scottish Medical Societies, 1731-1939, Edinburgh University Press, 1993