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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD528
Title Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA)
Dates 1841-1993
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description Papers of the SSPCA, 19th-20th century, including annual reports, 1880-1945, minutes, 1856-1991, accounts, 1841-1985, correspondence, 1907-1956, publications, 1925-1993, photographs, 1925-1930, and other items relating to the SSPCA central and local branches.
Level Fonds
Extent 4.55 metres
Admin history The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) was founded on 18 Dec 1839 at a public meeting in Edinburgh chaired by the Rt Hon Sir James Forrest of Comiston, Bart, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh. The opening resolution of this meeting was, 'that as cruelty to the brute creation is contrary to Scripture and humanity, and as there is no legislative enactment in Scotland adequate to prevent this evil, while in both England and Ireland, societies for this purpose exist, and laws are in force, it is expedient that in Scotland a Society be instituted, to be called the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals'.
Arrangement GD528/1 Annual reports
GD528/2 Minutes
GD528/3 Accounts
GD528/4 Employee records
GD528/5 Letter books
GD528/6 Legal documents
GD528/7 Publications
GD528/8 Photographs
GD528/9 Miscellaneous
Format Mixed
Related material For related documents see TD1313/2-6 (Glasgow City Archives), GD/AY/10 (Dundee City Archive and Record Centre) and GD1/1437 (National Records of Scotland).
Archival history Deposited with the National Archives of Scotland in Mar 2009.

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