Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

About this Organisation

Our Society was founded in 1862 for the purpose, as described in our Constitution: 'The objects of the Society shall be to collect and publish the best information on the natural sciences and antiquities (including history, records, genealogy, customs and heraldry) of the three counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown; to procure the preservation of objects of natural science and antiquities relative to the district; to encourage local research and field activities in natural science and excavations by private individuals or public bodies and afford them suggestions and co-operation; to prevent as far as possible, any injury to ancient monuments and records, etc.; and to collect photographs, drawings and descriptions and transcripts of the same."

Dr Francis Toolis, Secretary, DGNHAS



Organisation Type

Local History Society/Association/Group
Publisher Library or Archive



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Entry last updated: March 15th, 2019

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