Records of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Medical Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1868-1929; Treasurer's reports, 1875-1943; membership lists, 1875-1888; list of subscribers, 1926-1943; business correspondence relating to the Glasgow Medical Journal, 1890-1908.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Medical Association was established in 1868. Its aim was "the promotion of medical science by the publication of a journal, to be called the Glasgow Medical Journal". This very specific purpose was to ensure the survival of the Journal which had been experiencing financial difficulties since its inception in 1828. By subscribing to a guarantee fund, the members of the Association were able put the journal on a sound financial footing. The Association merged with the Royal-Medico Chirurgical Society of Glasgow in 1944 and, in conjunction with the Scottish Society of Experimental Medicine, continues to support the publication of the Scottish Medical Journal.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some items may be restricted. Please contact the Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Acquisition Information

Not known.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. See also NRA(S) Survey 1909.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Not known.


Not expected.

Related Material

RCPSG 3, records of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow, 1844-1987.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


Jacqueline Jenkinson, Scottish Medical Societies, 1731-1939, Edinburgh University Press, 1993

Geographical Names