Chemical Society of Glasgow minute book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute book; Correspondence and business card; Transcript

Administrative / Biographical History

The Chemical Society of Glasgow appears to have been founded in 1798, according to Sir William Ramsay, whose grandfather, William Ramsay of Camlachie was elected its first President. The Society met 'in their Hall' in Graeme Street, and conducted chemical experiments. There had been an earlier Chemical Society in Glasgow, probably associated with Glasgow College or University in the 1780s. The minute book was transcribed by Professor Forsyth Wilson in 1934. No other minute books have been traced.

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Purchased from the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow in 1968

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Catalogued online to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison.Rules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: November 2008

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