Fonds EMS - Edinburgh Microscopical Society

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Edinburgh Microscopical Society


  • 1977 - 2000 (Creation)

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1 ledger, 1 boxfile and 1 lever arch ringbinder

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The Society was set up in the 1960s as the Edinburgh Electron Microscope Society to promote the use of Scanning Electron Microscopes; name changed to Edinburgh Microscopical Society [in the late 1980s] before the Society folded in 2000. In 2016 the files were transferred by Frieda Christie to the Archives at RBGE.

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1 ledger, 1 boxfile and 1 lever arch ring binder of material relating to the running of the Edinburgh Microscopical Society

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Some membership information may be restricted due to the Data Protection Act. Open access to minutes.

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Permission required from RBGE

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