Collection THB 2 - The Gerard Trust

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The Gerard Trust


  • 1899-1948 (Creation)

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0.40 linear metres.

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Biographical history

The Rev James Gerard Young DD (1821-99) was minister of the Parish of Monifieth from 1855-1899. The Gerard Trust resulted from provision made in his will for the establishment of a cottage hospital in Monifieth. The Gerard Cottage Hospital opened in October 1905 and operated under the management of a trust until July 1948 when its running was transferred to the Eastern Regional Hospital Board. The records deal particularly with the establishment and administration of the Gerard Cottage Hospital, Monifieth. The hospital was closed in 1969 and the building was altered and extended to become St. Mary's Residential Home for the elderly, run by the Sisters of that Order and owned by the Diocese of Dunkeld.

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Scope and content

Minutes 1899-1948; cashbooks 1901-1940.


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System of arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically 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.

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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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The records are on paper.

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THB18 Eastern Regional Hospital Board

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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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  • English



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