CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3428/1
TitleAberdeen Institution for the Deaf and Dumb: minute book
Date18 June 1840 - 26 March 1879
Extent1 volume
Creator NameAberdeen Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (fl 1819 - 1918)
DescriptionMinute book, beginning with minutes of the 1840 Annual General Meeting (including financial report, mention of numbers of pupils, deaths, injuries and illnesses); meetings of general committee of directors, including day to day running of the institution; repairs; food to be bought; admissions and departures; election of Mr. Weir as teacher (1841); decision to look for a larger building (12 January 1847); purchase of a larger house at 31, Belmont Street (9 April 1848); outings; election of Mr. Robert Scott as teacher (1858); election of Mr. Franklin Bill as teacher, 1860; reports by the directors to the annual general meetings (engrossed); loss of part of garden to the Denburn Railway, 22 June 1864; objections to the Town Council wanting to open Union Terrace Gardens to the public, 22 June 1869; alteration to the rules for admission, including fees, and clothes required, 4 October 1875; minutes become less detailed and more formal as time goes on.
Access StatusOpen
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