Records of the Edinburgh Indian Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • /1. Papers relating to the Edinburgh Indian Association (1 folder, 1903-1911)
    • Letters to Sir Henry Cook from A.H.F. Barbour (3)
    • Letter to Sir Henry Cook from Thomas R. Fraser
    • Letter to Sir Henry Cook from Lady Isabelle Salvesen
    • Letter to Professor Kirkpatrick from The Maharaja Bhup Badadur
    • Letter to Messrs R.R. Simpson & Lawson W.S. from Messrs W & J Cook
    • EIA Laws & Regulations, 1905 & 1911
    • Syllabus of meetings Session, 1908-1909
    • Minutes of Meetings of the Trustees, 1910-1911
    • Accounts of EIA Habitation, 1910
    • Deed of Trust, 1910
    • Extract minute, 1908
    • Memorandum by Sir Henry Cook, 04 March 1910
    • Preliminary Circulars (2) regarding the Indian Fair held in George Street, 09 November 1906 - 01 December 1906
    • Appeals and Lists of Trustees, 1903 & 1906
  • /2. Solicitors Correspondence (1 folder, 1908-1912)
  • /3. Papers relating to Edinburgh Indian Association vs. Professor Kirkpatrick and others (2 folders, 1909-1912)
    • Constitution, laws and bye laws of the Student Representative council of University of Edinburgh, 1911 (2 copies)
    • EIA constitution, laws and regulations, 1911
    • Students Rep. Council list of officials, 1911-1912
    • Deed of Trust, 1910 & 1911.
    • Preliminary Circular regarding the Indian Fair, 1906
    • Letter to Messrs Simpson & Lawson from Messrs W& J Cook
    • Letters (copy) between W &J Cook & Messrs Pearson, Robertson & Finlay
    • Letter from AHF Barbour to Sir Henry Cook, 1911
    • Letter (copy) from Lady Salvesen to Sir Henry Cook, 26 May 1911
    • List of copy documents sent to Counsel for discussion in Procedure Roll on Closed Record IC EIA against Prof. Kirkpatrick and others
    • Declaration of Trustees for EIA
    • Deed of trust (draft) (3), 1911
    • Deed of trust (draft) (2), 1910
    • Declaration of Trust (PRIVATE) by Trustees for EIA (5), 1910
    • Excerpts from minutes of Meeting of the EIA, 1911
    • Lease (copy) between Sir Henry Cook and the Trustees of EIA (3), 1908
    • EIA (copy) Minute of a Special meeting, 24 October 1911
    • Declaration of Trust (draft) by trustees for EIA (2), 1909
    • Memorandum by Sir Henry Cook, 19 July 1910
    • Minutes of the Trustees of EIA, 1910/1911
    • Minute of amendments for pursuers..., 1912
    • Copy correspondence between Messers Pearson, Robertson & Finlay and Sir Henry Cook (2), 1912
    • Reclaiming note for pursuers, 13 March 1912
    • Closed record, 12 December 1911
    • Circulars lodged in process (2), 1912
    • Note of process 1911
    • Note of process (more complete), 1911
    • Opinion of Lord Cullen in causa, February 1912
    • Notes on EIA vs. Trustees of Habitation Fund
    • First circular, 1912
    • Second circular, 1912
    • Fourth circular, 1911
    • Fifth circular, 1912
    • Excerpts from minute book of executive committee, 1911
    • Excerpts from the minute book of the Bazaar committee re Indian Fair, 1911
    • Letter (copy) from Messers Pearson, Robertson & Finlay
    • To Sir Henry Cook, 06 July 1911
    • Letter (copy) from Sir Henry Cook to Sir Ludovic J. Grant, November 1910
    • Declaration of Trust by Trustees of EIA (2), 1910
    • Deed of trust by EIA, 1910
    • Deed of trust by EIA, 1911
    • Minutes of a Special Meeting, held 24th October 1911
    • Lease (copy) between Henry Cook, of No. 11 George Square, 1908
    • First Division, 26 October 1911, Summons, EIA V Kirkpatrick and others (4)
    • First Division, November 1911, Open record in action...
    • Note to Counsel in causa EIA vs. Kirkpatrick, to enable Counsel to prepare Defences for all the Defenders
    • Draft defences,
    • First Division, Lord Cullen, ord. Mr McCaul, Clerk, Defences for John Kirkpatrick (2), 1911
    • List of documents sent to Senior Counsel to enable him to revise defences, 1911
    • List of documents sent to Counsel to enable him to prepare defences, 04 Nov 1911
    • Memorandum (draft) to Counsel for Discussion in the Procedure Roll, 1912
    • Opinion of Lord Cullen in causa EIA against Prof. Kirkpatrick, 1912
    • Hand-written notes on Edinburgh Indian Association

Administrative / Biographical History

Edinburgh Indian Association was formed in 1883 and comprised 6 members. Its main function was to serve the social and cultural needs of Indian students attending the University of Edinburgh. By the beginning of the 20th century there were over 200 members. Premises at 11 George Square were leased following a fundraising drive in in 1907. These contained a debating hall, dining hall, library and billiard room.

The redevelopment of George Square in the 1960s saw the end of No. 11. This combined with a marked reduction in Indian students saw a decline in the Association but it found a new role in the 1970s as an organisation for Indians who had settled here. By its centenary in 1983, it was also promoting ethnic arts in Scotland.

Arrangement

Arranged in the order it was received

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

To be determined

Other Finding Aids

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Appraisal Information

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Accruals

Accruals possible

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