The original EPS Cash
Book gives full details of all income and expenditure for the first
twenty years from 1861. One of the first items of expenditure was a set of ballot
balls at a cost of 6d.
Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh
The Cash Books gives a
useful record of the societyís early days.
For the first few years from 1861,all members joining the society
and paying their subscriptions are individually named in the Cash Book.
1st Annual Report on 4 December 1861 spoke of:
Councilís pleasure in congratulating the Society upon its very great
prosperity. There had been
a steady influx of Members during the first year, and by December 1861
the society had seventy Members"