Records of membership, meetings, finance, administration and activities of the society.
Records of University of Edinburgh Dialectic Society
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Dialectic Society was established in 1787. Along with the Scots Law, Plinian, Hunterian Medical and Diagnostic Societies, it formed The Associated Societies during the session of 1833-1834. This stemmed from earlier cooperation the previous session in opposition to Edinburgh Town Council and the Senatus Academicus of the University.
Arranged into seven series: History, Records of Members; Laws of the Society, Minutes, Draft Minutes, Cash Books, Miscellaneous Items
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Acquired prior to 1983 (when these records are referred to in Four Centuries: Edinburgh University Life)
No appraisal has been undertaken. Duplicates have been identified but retained.
Accruals possible but unlikely.