- MS 132/3
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Table: "A table of the quantity of canvas and other materials used in making a suit of sails for a ship of each rate, for eight months service in the Royal Navy, and a single suit of sails for East and West India ships". [Photocopy, source unknown].
- MS 132/4
Article on "Century Old Day Book", concerning James, John and William Brown, joint proprietors of the Flax Spinning Mill at West Ward, Dundee (the "East Mill"). Taken from Dundee Chamber of Commerce Year Book, 1937. [3pp.] [Photocopy]
- MS 132/5
- c 1900
Family tree of the Brown Family (two generations). [Photocopy]
- MS 132/1
Essay on Flax Spinning and Remarks on the Management of East Mill, Dundee, by William Brown, the manager, 1819-1823. 1 volume [typescript]. Includes the following topics: Premises-history, description, alterations, fire precautions, sanitary arrangements, insurance, machinery-layout, description, repairs, improvement, management of steam engines in particular, labour force-wages and hours, techniques-including improvements and experiments. Also includes essay entitled "Information Regarding Flax Spinners at Leeds", 1821. Compares practices there with those in Scotland and covers some of the topics as above.
- MS 132/6
- c 1787
Patent for a Spinning Machine made according to Kendrew and Porthouse's Specification "A.D. 1787 ... No. 1613". Includes diagram. 5pp. [Photocopy].
- MS 132/8
- c 1980
Photographs of pages from the original manuscript [probably by Dr. Dennis Chapman]: (i) Title page of manuscript version of "Essays on Flax Spinning ... 1819". (ii) "Plans for insurance of Flax Spinning Mill, called East Mill, Dundee ... 1820". Cross section of East Mill. (iii) Cross section of East Mill, showing chimney. (iv) Diagram of chimney at East Mill.
- MS 132/7
- c 19th century
Two diagrams: (i) Boulton & Watt Steam Engine on the original construction. n.d. [Photocopy]. (ii) "Steam engine: Parallel motions" showing examples of parts of machinery made by Boulton & Watt, and by Freemantle. n.d. [Photocopy].
- MS 132/2
- c 1980
Textual notes on Early Days in a Dundee Mill. [Possibly by John Hume or Annette Smith]. The page numbers refer to the published Abertay Text
- MS 132
- c 1787-c 1980
Essay on Flax Spinning and Remarks on the Management of East Mill Dundee by William Brown 1819-1823, with related notes.