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.
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.
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.
(i-iii) Particulars of subjects to let on the Estate of Duntrune, near Dundee. Includes mill lands, park, joiners shop, mill house and five cotter houses. Signed J. & J. Ogilvie. (iv) Manuscript note of property for lease on the Estate of Duntrune. [MS] Lists details of Mill lands with dwelling house, farm buildings and three cotter houses. Also lists details of joiners shop and sawmill. n.d.
(i)Receipt by J.E. Lacon to Norwich Union Life Assurance Society for surrender value of policy. (ii)Plan and section of Bowden's stable, Duntrune, [Coloured], [1897?], Scale: 1 in. to 8 ft. 38 x 28 cm (iii)Plan, elevation and section of North Duntrune Cottage, [Coloured], [1897?] Scale: 1 in. to 8 ft. 47.5 x 33 cm.