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Records of Edinburgh University Indian Association

Identifier: EUA GD25

Scope and Contents

  1. Constitution, laws and bye laws of the Student Representative council of University of Edinburgh, 1911 (2 copies)
  2. EIA constitution, laws and regulations, 1911
  3. Students Rep. Council list of officials, 1911-1912
  4. Deed of Trust, 1910 & 1911.
  5. Preliminary Circular regarding the Indian Fair, 1906
  6. Letter to Messrs Simpson & Lawson from Messrs W& J Cook
  7. Letters (copy) between W &J Cook & Messrs Pearson, Robertson & Finlay
  8. Letter from AHF Barbour to Sir Henry Cook, 1911
  9. Letter (copy) from Lady Salvesen to Sir Henry Cook, 26 May 1911
  10. List of copy documents sent to Counsel for discussion in Procedure Roll on Closed Record IC EIA against Prof. Kirkpatrick and others
  11. Declaration of Trustees for EIA
  12. Deed of trust (draft) (3), 1911
  13. Deed of trust (draft) (2), 1910
  14. Declaration of Trust (PRIVATE) by Trustees for EIA (5), 1910
  15. Excerpts from minutes of Meeting of the EIA, 1911
  16. Lease (copy) between Sir Henry Cook and the Trustees of EIA (3), 1908
  17. EIA (copy) Minute of a Special meeting, 24 October 1911
  18. Declaration of Trust (draft) by trustees for EIA (2), 1909
  19. Memorandum by Sir Henry Cook, 19 July 1910
  20. Minutes of the Trustees of EIA, 1910/1911
  21. Minute of amendments for pursuers..., 1912
  22. Copy correspondence between Messers Pearson, Robertson & Finlay and Sir Henry Cook (2), 1912
  23. Reclaiming note for pursuers, 13 March 1912
  24. Closed record, 12 December 1911
  25. Circulars lodged in process (2), 1912
  26. Note of process 1911
  27. Note of process (more complete), 1911
  28. Opinion of Lord Cullen in causa, February 1912
  29. Notes on EIA vs. Trustees of Habitation Fund
  30. First circular, 1912
  31. Second circular, 1912
  32. Fourth circular, 1911
  33. Fifth circular, 1912
  34. Excerpts from minute book of executive committee, 1911
  35. Excerpts from the minute book of the Bazaar committee re Indian Fair, 1911
  36. Letter (copy) from Messers Pearson, Robertson & Finlay
  37. To Sir Henry Cook, 06 July 1911
  38. Letter (copy) from Sir Henry Cook to Sir Ludovic J. Grant, November 1910
  39. Declaration of Trust by Trustees of EIA (2), 1910
  40. Deed of trust by EIA, 1910
  41. Deed of trust by EIA, 1911
  42. Minutes of a Special Meeting, held 24th October 1911
  43. Lease (copy) between Henry Cook, of No. 11 George Square, 1908
  44. First Division, 26 October 1911, Summons, EIA V Kirkpatrick and others (4)
  45. First Division, November 1911, Open record in action...
  46. Note to Counsel in causa EIA vs. Kirkpatrick, to enable Counsel to prepare Defences for all the Defenders
  47. Draft defences,
  48. First Division, Lord Cullen, ord. Mr McCaul, Clerk, Defences for John Kirkpatrick (2), 1911
  49. List of documents sent to Senior Counsel to enable him to revise defences, 1911
  50. List of documents sent to Counsel to enable him to prepare defences, 04 Nov 1911
  51. Memorandum (draft) to Counsel for Discussion in the Procedure Roll, 1912
  52. Opinion of Lord Cullen in causa EIA against Prof. Kirkpatrick, 1912
  53. Hand-written notes on Edinburgh Indian Association


  • 1903-1983


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

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.


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Physical Location

Records of the Edinburgh Indian Association

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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