British Medical Association, Dublin Branch

Repository: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleBritish Medical Association, Dublin Branch
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/BMA
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1877-1958
Extent Medium3 boxes


Creator(s): Dublin Branch, British Medical Association

  • Administrative History ↴

    The British Medical Association was founded in 1832, with the aim of promoting medical sciences and protecting the interests of the medical profession. From 1835, branches were established in regions of the United Kingdom, with the Dublin Branch being founded in 1877 'to further the fundamental objects of the Association, and the interest of the Irish members of the professions in particular'. The Dublin Branch did not see itself as being in competition with the Irish Medical Association but allied to it. The Dublin Branch met in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and expressed their view of the issues facing the medical profession to the main Association. The records of the Dublin Branch held by the archive stop in 1902, this is about the time that there was a major reorganisation of the Associations structure, which may be part of the reason. In 1936 the Irish Medical Association became affiliated with the British Medical Association, and the name was changed to the Irish Free State Medical Union. At this point the Dublin Branch merged into the new union. In 1933 the BMA undertook a visit to Dublin, the first since 1887, the event was organised by a committee of medics under the chairmanship of T G Moorhead. A joint BMA and Irish Medical Association exhibition was also held in Dublin in 1952.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dublin Branch, British Medical Association ↴

    Papers of the Dublin Branch of the British Medical Association, including minutes, membership and financial papers and reports. Also a small number of records relating to the BMA visit to Dublin in 1933 and an exhibition held in Trinity in 1952.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Papers have been divided into seven sections by record type; Administrative Papers, Membership Papers, Financial Papers, Reports, Events, History and Newspaper Cuttings.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
Creation Dates1877-1958
Extent Medium3 boxes
Finding Aids The collection list is available in the reading room or online Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions40634