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Susan Gregory Oral History Community Spirit in 1960s Housing

  • MS 372
  • Collection
  • 2011
Oral history recordings, permission forms and transcripts created during Gregory's research for a history dissertation, during her 4th year as a student at Dundee University. The purpose of the research was to understand why perceived community spirit in the tenements altered in the new 1960s housing.

Susan Gregory

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.

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

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.

Railway Acts and Bills

The Newport Railway Act, 1867. [Printed copy] Bills and other Parliamentary papers relating to the Newport Railway, 1867-1873, The North British Railway, 1877-1878, The Caledonian Railway, 1878. Includes petitions by Dundee Harbour Trustees and by Perth Town Council, relating to the North British Railway Bill. 1888. Also includes: The Scottish Central Railway (stations) Act. 1864. "The Fifth Schedule", part of an agreement between North British Railway Company and Newport Railway Company. 1888.
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