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Papers relating to James Thomson, City Engineer, City Architect and Housing Director, Dundee
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Papers relating to James Thomson, City Engineer, City Architect and Housing Director, Dundee

  • MS 112
  • Collection
  • 1905-1960s
Printed reports, illustrations and other documents on improvements in Dundee, including those proposed by Thomson, and those actually accomplished 1905-1923; material collected and duplicated for exhibition on life and work of Thomson; material prepared and mounted for exhibition on life and work of Thomson; medal presented by the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers

Press cuttings [photocopied], mainly from D.C. Thomson newspapers

Includes: Photograph of Caird Hall foundation stone being laid, 10 July 1914. Items concerning visit of Prince of Wales to Dundee, to open the Caird Hall, 26 October 1923, and his meetings with James Thomson at Logie Housing Scheme and Caird Hall; "Royal cigarette end". "Threat to take city to the Court of Session: Mr Thomson's explanation to the Town Council". Concerns payment of architects for Logie and Taybank housing schemes. 1920s. Article from Catholic Herald praising Thomson and his vision. 11 July 1925. Cuttings concerning death of Mr Thomson, 11 November 1927. Obituaries outlining his life and achievements. "Dundee buildings to be cleared away"; with photograph (includes Town House); and cuttings about local housing problems, 1928. "It's not the end of the runway yet!": leading article on plans for a Dundee airport, with reference to Thomson's original proposals. 1960s.

James Thomson

Report for a proposed plan of development for Dundee: proposals for post-war development by James Thomson, city engineer, and city architect to the Housing and Town Planning Committee of Dundee Town Council. Municipal Offices, Dundee,

Bound photocopies: Proposes improved roads, including outer ring road and Tay road bridge, reclamation of land, parks, and new housing developments to end congestion. Includes maps.

James Thomson

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