Dundee Naturalists Society
- 1876-1983 (Creation)
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The Naturalists Society was formed in January 1874. The objects of the Society were the promotion and study of all departments of natural science, by the exhibition and preservation of specimens, by lectures, excursions and the formation of a library and museum.
Some of the records were formerly held by Dundee City Archives
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Scope and content
Annual Reports 1876-1882; syllabuses, programmes and tickets 1880-1938 and 1982-1983; proceedings and transactions 1912-1915; miscellaneous 1895-1950; Photocopies of various records of the Dundee Naturalists' Society 1877-1937.
System of arrangement
Usually chronological within series.
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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.
Conditions governing reproduction
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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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.
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Existence and location of originals
Originals held by Dundee City Archives GB 251 GD/Mus 11/3-29
Existence and location of copies
The original collection mainly comprised duplicates of material held by Dundee District Archives (now Dundee City Archives) GB 251 GD/Mus 11/3-29.
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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
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