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Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick

Identifier: GD10

Scope and Contents

Management 1813-1948; administration 1834-1944; finance 1824-1981; Trusts 1704-1966; recipients 1792-1952


  • Creation: 1704-1973

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

The Society originated in 1795 on a voluntary basis and was incorporated by a Seal of Cause from Edinburgh Town Council in 1813. It existed to provide relief to those prevented from earning a living by illness and unable to make claims on other public charities or parish funds.


3.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Scott and Paterson Chartered Accountants

Immediate Source of Acquisition

F. Shaw, Scottish Record Office, June 1986; Scott and Paterson Chartered Accountants, Bruntsfield House, Bruntsfield Terrace, March 1992


No further accessions are expected

Related Materials

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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