Records of the Glasgow Amateur Dramatic Club, amateur dramatic club, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Circular, introduces aims and brief constitution of the club, 1883.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Amateur Dramatic Club was founded around 1883 to promote the study and practice of Dramatic Art. The club was in essence a charitable institution with tickets available only from members. With audiences consisting of members and their friends, the events staged were no more than private theatricals with local charities the financial beneficiaries of the one guinea entrance fee. Members were elected by the committee. The administration of the club was conducted by this committee which consisted of Professor Bayley Balfour, J.B. Balloch, Hugh Moncrieff, T F Donald with G W Baynham as dramatic advisor. The Honorary President was Sir James Watson and the President was Professor Young. This body was supported by various patrons including The Very Rev Principal Caird and James Campbell Esq of Tulliechewan.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : 1982-1983 : ACCN 0547

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Custodial History

Held by the family of Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 19 November 2001. Lower level description compiled by David Powell, 19 November 2001.

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