Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBMA
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: British Medical Association, South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch minutes
Short Title: British Medical Association, South Wales and Monmouthshire branch minutes
Creation date(s): 1871-1943
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.01 cubic metres (6 vols)
Name of creator(s): British Medical Association, South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch
Administrative/Biographical history: The British Medical Association (BMA) was founded, as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, in 1832. The Association lobbied for a regulatory body and this led to the setting up of the General Medical Council in 1858. In 1853, the association became the British Medical Association in 1856. Branches were established by members of the PMSA in their own locality in order to fulfill more effectively the several purposes for which the Provincial Association was formed. The first Welsh branch was the Monmouthshire Branch, founded in 1852. In 1903, following a reorganisation of the BMA's constitution a further unit, the division, was established below the administrative level of branches. In 1973/1974, following another reorganisation, the branches were abolished and replaced by Regional Councils.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the British Medical Association, 1871-1943, including South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch, minute books, 1871-1943; and South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch, Monmouthshire Division, minute book 1903-1914.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Records Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Minutes, of the Swansea Division have been transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea.
Accruals: Accruals are possible.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, 27 April 1950 and 30 June 1975.
Related material: Minutes for the Swansea Division are held by the West Glamorgan Archives Service, Swansea.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the British Medical Association (South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch); Vaughan, P., Doctors' Commons, A Short History of the British Medical Association, (London, 1959); Little, E. Muirhead, History of the British Medical Association 1832-1932, (London, 1932); Grey-Turner, E.& F M Sutherland, History of the British Medical Association, Volume II 1932-1981, (London, 1982).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004