Records of Edinburgh Angling Club

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The records are composed of: rules and regulations, probably1847, minutes of meetings, 1847-1855, and at rear, financial data, 1847-1863, at MS 2722; cash ledger, 1916-1938, at MS 2723; cash book, 1916-1939, at MS 2724; cash Book, 1940-1959, at MS 2725; minutes of committee meetings, 1855-1942, at MS 2726; Edinburgh Angling Club, 1848, which is part of a diary, MS 2727; Piscatory Lyrics respectfully dedicated to the Members of the Edinburgh Angling Club, by The Man on the Street, 1852, with some loose folios at the rear, at MS 2728; photograph albums, c.1894-1914, at MSS 2729-2730; and, box containing some photographs, removed from an album and circa 20 copies of leases and correspondence about fishing on the Tweed, 1890s-1960, at MS 2731.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edinburgh Angling Club appears to have been set up in the mid-1840s. Rules and regulations of the club are written in to a minute book, the first date of which is June 1847.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Dr. Derek Mills, Edinburgh University, Department of Forestry, Accession no. E88.32.


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.

Related Material

Two printed items, Songs of the Edinburgh Angling Club, Edinburgh, 1858, and Songs of the Edinburgh Angling Club, new edition, Edinburgh, 1879, have been catalogued on the Edinburgh University Library on-line catalogue of printed books and shelved at SC 8796 and SC 8795 respectively (Special Collections).


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