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The Thornton Collection of Manuscripts and Plans Series
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Folder containing miscellaneous cartoons, drawings and pages from almanacs, mainly from Punch magazine

Also includes: (1) Supplement to the Home and Foreign Record of the Free Church of Scotland. June 1853. (2) The Free Church of Scotland Monthly Record. January 1875. (3) Abstracts of the Public Accounts of the Free Church of Scotland. 1875-1876. (50) Engraving of G.R. Rodney, no details. (55-56)19th century prints (2) of harbour areas of Arbroath and Stonehaven. (72) Postcard of the battlefield of Killiecrankie. n.d.

Miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to John James Dalyell and Mrs Marie Anne Dalyell

Includes (1-2) Accounts from Dr Robert Dickson and Dr David Greig to James Dalyell for medical services. 1867-1868. (3) Pencilled list containing details of James Dalyell's naval career, ships on which he served, together with dates of service and appointments held; also some information regarding his discharge from HM Coast Guard Service due to ill-health. n.d. (4) Notes and correspondence relating to articles, sketches and stories by John James Dalyell, some intended for publication; including 'Preface', a draft introduction to an article on volunteer corps characters submitted to an unidentified journal, probably Punch. [See also MS 17/10/12]. (5-6) Statements of Account of Mrs Marie Anne Dalyell with the Union Bank of Scotland. 1872-1874. (7-8) Printed notices advertising stock of David Anderson, clothier, Dundee. 1872-1873. (9-10) Part of a letter or draft attaching a petition in respect of the system of rental assessment as it applies to firms in Dundee (probably in connection with Mr Baxter's Bill in the House of Commons). [1866-1867]. [See also MS 11/10/3(18) and MS 17/10/25]. (11) Draft letter from John James Dalyell concerning an application to raise the status of the Broughty Ferry Sub-division of the 3rd Forfarshire Artillery Volunteers to that of a Battery. n.d. (12) Notice of Inland Revenue Assessment for house and garden of Mrs Marie Anne Dalyell, at West Point House, Carnoustie. October 1875. (20) Memo of places visited in London by John James Dalyell in company with Mr and Mrs Anderson. [In 1872]. (22) Draft of "Tayville's Story". (23) Draft of incomplete story (untitled)

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of John James Dalyell, mainly relating to his work as commission agent and agent of the Royal Insurance Co.

Includes: (1) Application for Fire Insurance made to the Royal Insurance Co, by Alexander Black, Master Mason, Carnoustie, in respect of a shop building in Carnoustie. 1864. (2) Application for Fire Insurance made to the Royal Insurance Co, by Robert Dickson, Surgeon, Carnoustie, in respect of a cottage in Carnoustie. 1866. (3) List of [insurance payments] for various buildings and equipment belonging to Gilbert Don, Alexander Buist and John Don, partners and trustees of Don Brothers Buist & Co,, Merchants and Spinners, Dundee. n.d. (4) Current Account receipt of the Union Bank of Scotland in favour of James Dalyell. 1866. (8) Manuscript note of "probable customers" [for J.J. Dalyell]. [MS] (10) Manuscript note of cargoes sent to Valparaiso, their premiums for insurance purposes. Mentions goods sent to B[uenes] Ayres (sic) and M[onte]video. [MS]

Title deeds, legal papers and correspondence.

(1-54) Title deeds, legal papers and correspondence. 1846-1902. Mainly relates to acquisition of land and property in Dundee and Perth by the North British Railway Co, but includes conveyance of land in Dundee by Dundee Town council to the Caledonian Railway Co, 1868 and papers relating to land behind Cupar Jail, 1846-1892. Also includes: (22) Plans [2] showing ground between Foundry Lane and East Dock Street, Dundee, property of the Joint Committee of the Caledonian and North British Railway Co, for the purpose of constructing new railway sidings. ["39"]. Surveyor: unknown. Scale approx. 1 in. to 40 ft. [1:480] 74 x 49 cm. Scale approx. 1 in. to 40 ft. [1:480] 76 x 55 cm.

Legal papers and correspondence relating to Tay Bridge Enquiry and Tay Bridge Bill.

(1-7) Precognition of Henry Able Noble and David Young, salmon fisher, proof of William [Oran], boilermaker, Henry Able Noble, Captain Pryde, John Wilson, Captain Charles Wright, relating to Tay Bridge Enquiry. 1880. (8,9) Petitions by the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of Cupar and Brechin in favour of the Tay Bridge Bill. 1881. (10) Removal of the old Tay Bridge. Evidence before select committee of the House of Commons. 1885. (11) Letters concerning the "New Tay Bridge Viaduct". Correspondents are William MacLeish, G. Neiland, Thomas Thornton, 25 February, 1881. (12) Tay Bridge Railways. Canvas Book. 1869. (13) North British Railway Company (Additional Works and Powers) Act. 1877. (14) Precognition of David Cunningham, Civil Engineer and Charles Yule, Dundee Harbour Master, together with briefs for Dundee Harbour Trustee, relating to the North British Railways Bill. 1888. (15) Unidentified extract of a private bill (Waterworks). 1881. (16) Unsigned letter to Town Clerk's Office, Dundee. 16 November, 1881. (17) 'The Tay Bridge Bill'; article on committee stage of the bill in the Dundee Advertiser. 3 May, 1881.

Papers relating to the Springfield Accident

(1-10) Papers relating to the Springfield Accident. 1885. Includes statements by David Greig, Robert Henderson, Peter Isles, engine driver, John Kirk, mason, John McDonald, guard, David Page, signalman, Christina Petrie, William Stewart Wilson, station master. (11-12) Precognitions of Robert Henderson and David Page relating to the Springfield Accident. 10 January, 1885. (13-14) Draft of findings of the Sheriff Court and Pleas in Law, relating to aforementioned case with related loose paper. [1885].

Correspondence relating to various legal actions involving railways

(1-51) Correspondence relating to various legal actions, involving the North British Railway Company. 1888-1895. Correspondents include C.W. Anderson, Chapel & Anderson, D. Deuchers, James C. Dow, E. Gilbert, Wm. Hay, John Leng, Linklater & Co, Lord Dean of Guild McGrady, "Miller", John Peebles, Wm. Robertson, D. Sinclair, James Watson, [D.C. Wills]. (52) Two accounts sheets of Patullo & Thornton re sums received for Caledonian Insurance Co, premises. 1873. (53) Disposition by Thos. Arkley Esq. to Trustees of N.B.R. 1881. (54) Medical Certificate by Dr Hay in regards Donald MacLennan concerning inability to appear before Lords Committee on Caledonian Railway Bill. 15 July 1891. (55) Proof of George Scott, Provost of Montrose, regarding the amalgamation of the North British Railway Company and the Glasgow and South Western Railway Co. 1890. (56) Copy petition by Mrs Reilly or Donnelly against the North British Railway re death of her husband. 1891.

Volume containing miscellaneous papers relating to Grange estate

Includes: Tacks of land of Grange, between Thomas Kerr, Grange, and Thomas Smith , Murroes, 1875; between trustees of David Anderson, Grange, and David Smith, Murroes, 1898; and between Thomas Anderson, Co, Kildare, and David [Smith Swan], [1903]. List of contractors' estimates for the construction of a granary at Milton Mill, Monifieth. 1879. Specifications and schedules for repairs and alterations to Milton Mill, Monifieth, 1880; to farm steading, Grange, 1894; to cottage and bothy, Grange 1899; and to dwelling house and farm buildings, Milton, Monifieth. 1901. Details of expenditure on Milton Mill, Monifieth. 1901.
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