Founded by a merchant of Banff called Alexander Chalmers who died 11 August 1835. Chalmers left the whole of his estate to be applied, upon the death of his wife, towards funding and building a hospital for the people in the Royal Burgh of Banff. On the 19th July 1864 Chalmers Hospital opened.
The original 'deed of mortification' outlined this was for any destitute sick persons born, domiciled or resident in the Banff area, although in 1929 the trustees successfully petitioned to open this to include a large geographical area.
For more information - follow this link to read a 1929 article from the Glasgow Herald about the success of the hospital - https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XfY9AAAAIBAJ&sjid=GEkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4820%2C767264
Credit Wellcome Collection - Reference: Wellcome Library no. 15444i