Records of St Andrews and District Horticultural Association

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1867-1898, 1906-1913, 1918-1937, 1950-1978; legal papers 1938; amended constitution 1953; cash books 1917-1984; membership book 1929-1955; membership cards and syllabi, financial statements 1912-1963; auditors' reports 1955-1972; press show photographs, mounted and unmounted; coloured prints; flower show bills 1913-1963; show schedules 1947-1993; lists of prizewinners 1929-1939; lists of entries 1928-1939, lists of donors of prizes and advertisers 1930-1934; press cuttings 1914, 1974-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society encouraged horticulture in St Andrews and the adjacent area by various means including promoting the use of allotments, running flower shows etc.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted. Special conditions apply to photographs.

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited in the Library in 1994 via the District Museums Service.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project.

Other Finding Aids

Brief hand list is available in the Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Geographical Names