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Chapter 3: My boyhood in Dundee. [pp.76-128]

Dundee in 1816 - Distress at the time - The Meal Mob - Spinning by machinery in Dundee - Steam engines in use - First mills - The original Dens mill - My father's methods of spinning - First carding engines - Mills going in 1818 - Mills in 1822 - Quantity spun - Quality of yarn - Russell Mill yarns - Handloom weaving - Household weavers - Habits of spinners and manufacturers - Prosperity of trade in 1824 - Fall offices in 1825 - Failures in Dundee. Personal recollections - The Dens House - The Burn - Town's Officers - Boyish pranks - The King of Leather Castle - "Traps" - Panning a dog - Hamilton's library - St Roque's Lane - Grizzel Jaffray's grave - The Antiquary's house - The harbour - The ferry - First twin steam-boats -Passage in them - Visit to Balgonie - Narrow escape from drowning - Open spaces in Dundee - The lamp lighters - Water supply - Letter delivery - St Andrews Church - Rev G. Parker - Schools and schoolmasters - John Gilbert's school - The Grammar School - The Academy - Dancing master - Old Mary the nurse.

Chapter 5: Dundee in 1833. [pp.174-201]

Extent of flax trade in Dundee - Causes of increase - Mill workers in 1833 - Manufacturers - My first work after my return -Appointed manager of Upper Dens Mill - William Baxter and his sons - The firm and their mills - Dundee in 1833: its size - its streets - Gas lighting - Wants of the town - The trades of the town - Cost of food - Banks - Schools and education - Newspapers - Medical men - The harbour - Means of locomotion - Newtyle Railway - General description of the town.

Chapter 14: Fires and Chimneys. [pp.297-331]

A lazy watchman - Buildings fire-proof - Effect of alum solution - Experiments - Theory put into practice - Paper on factory chimneys - The three at the Dens - Effect of a gale - Importance of draught - Houses for workpeople - Spontaneous combustion - Danger of greasy waste and dust - Experiments on oils - Fires in 1865 - Simultaneous fires in 1866 - Charles Mackie's training of nephew James - Tour in manufacturing districts - Trouble from masons - The limited principle - Domestic troubles.

Chapter 5: Extension of Works. [pp.85-111]

Railway speculation and depressed trade - Further improvements - Revolution in France - His brother's troubles - Turn of the tide in trade - Navy canvas for British Government - Evangile at Ailly - Birth of his son James Drummond - More power-looms - Cholera in Dundee - A home-sick Belgian - Jute spinning in Dundee - New mill begun in 1850 - Other buildings - Home life - Signs of prosperity in Dundee - Removal to Springhill - Infringement of Patent for hackling - Trial - John Drummond.

Documents referring to the Housing Scotland Act from the Local Authority of the Burgh of Monifieth. Detailing the number of persons residing and allowed to reside in Milton properties

Bundle of documents relating to the persons & properties of; James Forbes of Milton Farm, J.W. Carnochan of Milton Cottage, Charles Clark & J. Harrison of Milton Cottage, Alexander Millar of Milton Cottage, W.S. Lawrence of Milton Cottage, James Knight of Milton Cottage, Mrs. Kennedy of Milton Cottage & Robert Findlay of Milton Cottage.

D.J. MacDonald to Mr. Marsh. Talks about subsidised housing in Dundee and that they can only be afforded by 'people in fairly comfortable circumstances' and not shipyard labourers or jute workers as they do not earn enough. Gives examples of slums that...

D.J. MacDonald to Mr. Marsh. Talks about subsidised housing in Dundee and that they can only be afforded by 'people in fairly comfortable circumstances' and not shipyard labourers or jute workers as they do not earn enough. Gives examples of slums that should be cleared

Aerial photograph

View from waterfront looking north, at Stannergate. Includes College site at Gardyne Road with buildings under construction.