Collection MS 320 - Friends of Dundee University Botanic Garden

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MS 320

Title

Friends of Dundee University Botanic Garden

Date(s)

  • 1981-2010 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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Biographical history

The Friends of Dundee University Botanic Garden was established in 1982 as a voluntary society with charitable status. In March 1982 a Steering Committee was set up to draft the constitution. Its members were D.P. Thomson, L. Bisset, J.C. Hadden, H. Ingram, F. Millar and R. Seaton. The public inaugural meeting of the Society took place in June 1982. The Earl of Dalhousie became the Honorary President of the Friends. The objectives were to support the development of the Garden, promote its activity as well as finance projects which could not be funded by the University. The Society's members organized regular events which included guided visits to the Garden, excursions, series of talks on botanics and plant sales. Friends also published newsletters with articles on the Garden. The first chairman of the Society was Dr. D.P. Thomson, succeeded by George L. Grant, David Hogarth, Andrew Morrison and Hugh Ingram. In 2007 and 2008 the Society led the successful campaign against the planned closure of the Botanic Garden.

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Scope and content

Contains documents concerning setting up the Friends of Dundee Botanic Garden, constitution, member lists, papers on the meetings of the Committee, arrangements of the society and newsletters.

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Not expected

System of arrangement

Arranged in series, files kept as deposited.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Items are on paper

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MS 320

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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