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Collection GD19 - Stornoway Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association

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GB3002 GD19


Stornoway Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association


  • 1871-1878 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Name of creator

Stornoway Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (1871-1878)

Administrative history

By 1871, the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association was established as a debating and education society in Stornoway, Lewis. Debates were held regularly and titles were wide and varied, including items such as ‘Were the Southern States justified in their attempts to separate themselves from the union?’ and ‘Is novel reading beneficial?’ Essays were also submitted for public reading and discussion.
The Association appears to have ceased by the 1880s.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Internal transfer from Museum nan Eilean (Accn 2011-13)

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Minute book No 3 1871-1878

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  • English

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Paper records

Finding aids

Digital and manual item level catalogue available in the searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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Related units of description

GB3002 GD18 Records of Stornoway Literary & Debating Society 1901-1910 (held by Tasglann nan Eilean Siar)

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