Collection THB 32 - Perth Royal Infirmary

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THB 32


Perth Royal Infirmary


  • 1807-1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

14.76 linear metres

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Biographical history

The Perth City and County Infirmary was completed and open to patients on 1st October 1838. The building was designed by city architect William Macdonald Mackenzie (1797-1856) in the Grecian style of architecture. The hospital was funded by contributions and subscriptions and the original cost of the land and buildings was £6812-15-3 ½ and contiuned to be supported by congregational collections, donations from idividuals and by a number of legacies. After various additions and alterations to the hospital, a new building was erected with the original building now housing the A.K. Bell Library. The new Perth Royal Infirmary was built in 1914 in Taymount Terrace and cost £36,000, largely from donations, supcriptions and fund-raising. The P.R.I is still in use as a hospital today.

Archival history

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Scope and content

Bye-laws and Regulations, 1880-1940; Chartulary, 1807-1934; Perth Infirmary Annual Reports, 1838-1947; Minute Books, 1834-1948; Financial Records, 1838-1961; Patient Records, 1838-1993; Staff Records, 1895-1990; Perth Royal Infirmary Social Club, 1976-1986; Correspondence, 1834-1940; Newspaper Books and Articles, 1914-1998; Visitors Book, 1914-1993; Printing Blocks. n.d.; Photographs, c 1900-1993; Maps and Plans, 1931.



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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper with some photographs.

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THB 31 Bridge of Earn Hospital.

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THB 32

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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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