Records of Edinburgh German Society

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of an album of Society programmes and cuttings, and the Society minute book.

Administrative / Biographical History

A meeting of the German Club was held on 1 December 1900 to explain 'the objects of the proposed Institution' - a German Society. The constitution and laws of the Edinburgh German Society were adopted at a meeting held in the city on 18 February 1901.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material presented by Professor Emeritus N. Furness, August 1990, Accession no. E90.120 and Accession no. E90.121.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.