CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2635
TitleRoyal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen
Date1841 - 1982
Extent8 volumes and 2 boxes (0.91 linear metres)
Creator NameRoyal Horticultural Society, Aberdeen; 1824-
Administrative HistoryThe Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen was instituted in 1824, and incorporated the North of Scotland Horticultural Association in 1921. It was affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, London, in 1923. The Society was established to encourage all those interested in horticulture, to improve horticultural knowledge in the North East, and to organise and stage flower shows. By 1962, when the constitution was rewritten, there were twenty-one directors, appointed every three years.
SourceThe first deposit of these records took place in the early 1960s, with MSS. 2635/1-8. The subsequent minutes and other miscellaneous papers were added in March 1984.
DescriptionCollection of papers relating to the Royal Horticultural Society in Aberdeen, the details of which are as follows:

Account book, 1886 - 1912; Minute books, 1841 - 1961; Minutes, 1961 - 1973; Miscellaneous papers, 1960s; AGM minutes and related papers, 1966 - 1972; Accounts, 1938 - 1954, 1972 - 1982; Correspondence (including material relating to 150th Flower Show, 1974), 1965 - 1982; Certificate of affiliation to Royal Horticultural Society of Britain, 1923; Tape cassette of North Sound broadcast about Aberdeen Flower Show, 1980s; Printed programmes for Aberdeen Flower Show, 1905, 1963 - 1982, with gaps; Deeds relating to feu duties and property rights in Great Western Road, 1877 - 1924.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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