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Records of Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 May 1998.
GB 812 HB 47.
Records of Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution.
Dates of Creation:
1.50 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution (clinic: 1868-1982: Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution opened in 1868 and was located at 126 West Regent Street from 1872 until 1982. The Institution was "... for the treatment of diseases and injuries of the eye in the cases of the afflicted poor ...". Although it did treat in-patients, the great bulk of its work was with out-patients. It also provided clinical teaching. From 1892 until 1948 the Institution was administered by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary although it continued to have separate subscribers and funds. In 1948 it joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associated Institutions. Its separate existence came to an end with the completion of the Department of Ophthalmology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1981-1982.

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports, 1870-1940
  • Minutes, 1870-1891
  • Miscellaneous, 1879-1970
  • Registers, 1871-1967
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record classes.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Public records.
Access Conditions:
Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 14: Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
GB 812 HB 89: Papers of Riddell, William John Brownlow
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board
Publication Note:
Riddell, W J B, Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution, 1868-1968, Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associated Hospitals, Glasgow, 1968.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 May 1998.