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Royal Medico-Psychological Association, Scottish Division

Identifier: GD15

Scope and Contents

Minutes 1869-1939; outgoing correspondence 1913-1935; incoming correspondence 1923-1934; general correspondence 1934-1948


  • Creation: 1869-1948

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Access must be granted by the Chairman of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Please seek advice from Archivist

Biographical / Historical

In 1865, the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane (1841) changed its name to the Medical Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland. By the end of the 19th Century, it had grown to over 600 members with three English divisions, a division for Ireland and one for Scotland. The latter was founded in 1869. The Association acquired a Royal Charter in 1926. The Royal College of Psychiatrists superseded it in 1971.


1.2 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


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Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London (received via Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, November 1991)


No further accessions are expected

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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