- Register of poorhouses c1894-1929
- Minute books 1880-1939
Records of the Association of Poorhouse Governors of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1847 GB 815 H/bank 1
- Dates of Creation1880-1939
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.01 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Association of Poorhouse Governors of Scotland was formed in 1868 . One of its main functions apart from representing the interests of Governors, was to petition Government Ministers such as the Lord Advocate for changes in the poor law. The Association also maintained a register of all poorhouses in the country. As well as details of location this showed the names and salaries of governors and matrons and the number of staff and inmates, including lunatics. The association was extended to include matrons in 1922 and despite law changes affecting poorhouses in 1929, the last recorded AGM is in 1939. There is a subsequent entry in the Minute Book which records that executive powers were assumed by the Chair and the Secretary during the war years. The winding up of the Poor Law legislation was 1948 , so it would seem that the organisation would cease to exist at that date.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Gift: Greenlea Old People's Home, Edinburgh: 1988
Other Finding Aids
Item level list available via Heatherbank Museum of Social Work Web pages http://www.lib.gcal.ac.uk/heatherbank/resources.html . Printed item level list also available.
Alternative Form Available
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Museum Curator, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1847 procedures
Held by Secretary of the Association until 1929
Location of Originals
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Fonds level description compiled by Compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 21 June 2004. Administrative History compiled by Alastair Ramage, Museum Curator, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.