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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Medical Society records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DCMS

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Medical Society records

Short Title: Cardiff Medical Society records

Creation date(s): 1877-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.06 cubic metres (9 vols and 1 box)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Medical Society


Administrative/Biographical history: Cardiff Medical Society was established in 1871 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, to encourage the advancement of medical knowledge, and to promote the welfare of the medical profession. Dr Thomas Evans, the senior medical practitioner in Cardiff, was elected president, and William Thomas Edwards (1821-1915), the senior medical officer at Cardiff Infirmary, was elected vice-president of the society for that year. In the early years of its existence, the society struggled to survive, and recruitment of new members was slow. Membership of the society now (2004) consists of more than 350 medical practitioners in Cardiff and surrounding district. The society holds monthly meetings during the academic year and invites prominent speakers from the UK.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Cardiff Medical Society, 1877-1978: minute books of ordinary and annual meetings, 1877-1904; minute books of ordinary monthly and annual meetings, 1904-1940; attendance books, 1921-1965; scientific proceedings of the Cardiff Medical Society, 1965-1978; photographs of centenary dinner, 1970; and tapes of the proceedings, 1969-1975.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: Restricted access. If you would like to view this collection please apply for permission, in writing to the Glamorgan County Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual at various intervals.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Cardiff Medical Society; Cardiff Medical Society website (, viewed 16 December 2003. Thomas, Peter H., 'Medical Men of Glamorgan,' The Glamorgan Historian, vol. 8 (Glamorgan, 1970).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2003

Cardiff Medical Society | Archives
Physicians | Wales | Cardiff | Societies, etc.

Personal names
Edwards , William Thomas , 1821-1915

Corporate names
Cardiff Medical Society

Cardiff (Wales)

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