Minute Book, Trades Society Box of Peterhead

Scope and Content

The minute book and constitution of the Trades Box of Peterhead, a charitable insurance association of local traders, containing a member list with trade description, financial contributors, notes and minutes of meetings. Leather spine with the remnants of leather ties. Dated 29th March, 1728, to 21st September, 1797

Administrative / Biographical History

Peterhead Trades Society was constituted in 1728. The Society was a charitable insurance association of local traders, set up to provide for members and their families. The Society was still in operation in 1815, when mentioned by James Arbuthnot Jnr. in his volume "An Historical Account of Peterhead".

Access Information

The collection is open to access by appointment. Please note: the item is very fragile and care must be taken when handled. Book rests and snake weights are available.

Conditions Governing Use

Due to copyright law, prior written permission must be obtained from Aberdeenshire Museums Service for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. A cost may be involved. Please contact: Helen Chavez, Aberdeenshire Museums Service, Station Road, Mintlaw, Near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 5EE Tel: +44 (0)1771 622807 email: Helen.Chavez@aberdeenshire.gov.uk