Online Catalogues and Resources

The following catalogues and resources are free to access.

Library catalogue

Local history materials including books, photographs and pamphlets.

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Archive catalogue

Archive collections and records.

Newspaper indexes

Current or historical news articles covering the years 1999 to 2013.

View the Newspaper indexes

Online photograph collection

Contains 15,000 images from around the region.

Crichton Royal Hospital

The Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, initially called Crichton Institution for Lunatics, opened on 3 June 1839. It gained its royal title in 1840.

The Wellcome Trust has digitised and made freely available the majority of records relating to the Crichton Royal Hospital including:

  • Records relating to the Founding of the Hospital, 1823-1859
  • Management, 1839-1972
  • Administration, 1858-2008
  • Financial Records, 1873-1986
  • Patient Records, 1838-c.1999
  • Staff Records, 1843-2005
  • Recreation and Occupation, 1842-2000
  • Photographic Material, 1873-2005
  • Prints, Engravings and Drawings, 1892-2002
  • Associated Published Material, 1840-2007

Records of Crichton Royal Hospital | Wellcome Collection

Historical indexes

Friends of the Archives Dumfries and Galloway have transcribed and indexed historical records including:

  • 1851 Census
  • Chamberlain Accounts 1793 - 1801
  • Dean of Guild Plans for the Burghs of Dumfries
  • Lockerbie and Moffat, Jail Books 1714-1810

View Friends of the Archives Historical indexes

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