Collection BSS - Botanical Society of [Edinburgh] Scotland Archives

Identity area

Reference code



Botanical Society of [Edinburgh] Scotland Archives


  • 1836 - 2014 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium


Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Founded by John Hutton Balfour in 1836.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Minute Books, Transactions and boxes containing exchange lists, correspondence regarding transactions, invoices and cheque books.
BSS/1 - Society Laws, Annual Reports and Lists of Members
BSS/2 - Botanical Society Minute Books
BSS/3 - Council Minutes inc. Agendas, Annual Reports, etc.
BSS/4 - Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh
BSS/5 - Transactions Administration / Exchange Lists
BSS/6 - Secretary's Papers inc. questionnaire results and name change referenda
BSS/7 - Treasurer's Papers
BSS/8 - Programme Correspondence inc. Symposia and Projects
BSS/9 - Publications
BSS/10 - Botanical Society Club
BSS/11 - Centenary / Celebrations
BSS/12 - Ephemera

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Fuller list of Botanical Society of Edinburgh Archives at RBGE can be found here: (right click, open link in new tab)

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier


Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Art Cabinet: A:08