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C.A. White papers

  • MS 152
  • Collection
  • 1969
Typescript account of the experiences of White during the First World War, entitled 'The 7th Submarine Flotilla in Peace and War: White, His Testament' and including various recollections of Dundee before and during the First World War, 1969.

C. A. White

Victoria Spinning Co. Ltd, Dundee

  • MS 153
  • Collection
  • 1894-1920
Photographs and negatives, 1920s; Wages book with index, 1894-1895.

Victoria Spinning Co. Ltd, Dundee

Dundee Working Men's Field Club

  • MS 155
  • Collection
  • 1892-2006
Scrapbook including cuttings, obituary notices, 1892-1935; Programme of a 'Conversazione', held in Mathers' Hotel, Dundee, 15 March 1902, comprising music, recitations and 'lecturettes', exhibitions and experiments on topics in natural history, 1902; Dundee Working Men's Field Club Saturday Afternoon Excursions and Winter Sessions. Twenty seven pages of typescript research notes detailing activities and history of the Dundee Working Men's Field Club 1885-1918 compiled by James K. Cook, private researcher, during his research into the club, 2006.

Dundee Working Men's Field Club

Dundee Harbour Porters Philanthropic Society

  • MS 158
  • Collection
  • 1873
Petition by the Dundee Harbour Porters Philanthropic Society to the Harbour Commission of Dundee, requesting an increase in 'Plank money' to compensate for the increased work caused by changes in trade since the extension of dock accommodation, 1873.

Dundee Harbour Porters Philanthropic Society

Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee

  • MS 15a
  • Collection
  • 1824-1888
Copies of documents relating to the administration, finance, members, and court actions of the Nine Trades. Trades in Dundee have co-operated since at least the sixteenth century to their mutual benefit. Nine of these tended to work together and this grouping gradually became more formalised. The trades involved were the Baxters (Bakers), the Cordiners (Shoemakers), the Glovers (originally Skinners), the Tailors, the Bonnetmakers, the Fleshers, the Hammermen, the Brabeners or Websters (Weavers), and the Waulkers (Fullers) who later united with the Listers (Dyers). The Nine Incorporated Trade of Dundee is still in existence

Pathology Drawings

  • MS 16
  • Collection
  • 1848 - 1998
This collection consists of various pathological materials, including watercolour drawings, engravings and photographs. The majority of the pathological watercolours, dated between 1848 and 1855 are by Neil Stewart and feature comments by Sir William Tennant Gairdner, the eminent pathologist and physician. Other names featured include Henry Scott Lauder, James F. Goodhart, W. Hurst, John Richard Farre, J. Smith, Dr. Greenfield, Dr. Goodheart, Prof. Alfred Kast, Dr. Theodor Rumpel, Mr J. Campbell Mclure, M. Arnold Ruffner, William McArtney, T.O. Affleck, A. McPhail, Henry Scott Lauder, Robert Lee, Jonathon Hutchinson and Professor McDonald

Neil Stewart and William Tennant Gairdner

Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings

  • MS 160
  • Collection
  • 1897-1917
Scrapbook relating mainly to the Boer War, c 1902; Scrapbook relating to local Dundee matters and the Gordon Highlanders, 1902-1912; Scrapbook relating to the first world war, 1914-1917; Biographical and genealogical notes relating to the Neish Family compiled by Dr. Kenneth Baxter (not part of original accession), 2012.

Janie Neish

Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings

  • MS 161
  • Collection
  • 1868-1898
Scrapbook of news cuttings with index, including cuttings on literary and scientific personalities, 1868-1898


Scrapbooks of H.C. Williamson, F.R.S.

  • MS 163
  • Collection
  • 1902-1921
Scrapbook of news cuttings relating to fishing; 1902-1921; Photocopy of obituary, 1949.

Dr Henry C. Williamson

William Duncan papers

  • MS 165
  • Collection
  • 1940-1942
Notes entitled 'Co-operation in Dundee c 1790-1940' by William Duncan concerning labour relations and co-operative societies in Dundee, Broughty Ferry and Monifieth and including biographical notes with bibliography and index, 1940-1942. Volume of notes concerning labour relations in general and the co-operative societies in Dundee, Broughty Ferry, and Monifieth, in particular includes biographical notes on John Barrow, W.H. Crooks, John Leese, Robert Martin, William Phillips, James Wilkie. Includes bibliography and index. [113pp] [Copy typescript] 1940-1942 pp1-23 political and social conditions in Dundee, 19th and 20th centuries; with bibliography. pp25-35 notes from Dundee Year Books, 1878-1916, mainly concerning labour relations. pp36-73 notes on the origins of the co-operative movement in general and on the co-operative societies in Dundee, in particular includes food price lists 1882 and 1904. pp73-110 notes on co-operation in Dundee 1918-1939 from press reports.

William Duncan

Sir David Chalmers papers

  • MS 166
  • Collection
  • 1856
Essay entitled The Law of Trust concerning the history and legality of trust laws in Scotland and England, 1856; Biographical notes on David Peter Chalmers, undated.

Sir David Peter Chalmers

Family Photograph album of Ralph Henderson, Dundee

  • MS 167
  • Collection
  • Late 19th century
Photograph album with mainly family portraits and groups including school class photographs. Also includes photograph of first Tay Rail Bridge with trains, J. Valentine c 1897. Other photographers include: Helen Abbot, Dundee; Robert T.M. Allen, Broughty Ferry; William Cooper, Dundee; R.J. Dodd, Glasgow; D. & W. Edwards, Dundee; William Ferrier, Dundee; L. Hailer, Dundee; William Lowden, Dundee; Mackay & Co., Dundee; Mcnab, Glasgow; W. Major (late Mitchell & Co.), Kirriemuir; Robert Morrison, Dundee; M. Pearlmann & Co., Glasgow; William Prophet, Dundee; John Robertson, Dundee; C.P. Roger, Dundee; A. & G. Taylor, Dundee; James Valentine, Dundee; Andrew A. Wanless, Dundee; Alexander Watt, Dundee; Wohlgemuth & Co., Glasgow. Album has heavily embossed binding and some pages have coloured illustrations.

Ralph Henderson

Article concerning John Wilson the botanist

  • MS 169
  • Collection
  • n.d.
Article from Gentleman's Magazine [n.d.] on John Wilson the botanist [1696-1751]. Refers in particular to A Synopsis of British Plants. 1744. [Typescript found in Ray's Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum]. [6pp].

The Thornton Collection of Manuscripts and Plans

  • MS 17
  • Collection
  • 1518-1962
MS 17/1 Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1862-1891; MS 17/2 North British Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1846-1902; MS 17/3 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway; Kirkcaldy District Railways: miscellaneous papers 1851-1903; MS 17/4 Grange estate, Monifieth, Kerr and Anderson families legal and estate papers 1821-1901; MS 17/5 Morphie Estate, Kincardineshire, Grahame family: legal and estate papers 1854-1891; MS 17/6 Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans 1931; MS 17/7 Miscellaneous title deeds, chartularies and legal 1518-1877; MS 17/8 Records and papers of the Bannatyne Home of Rest, Newtyle 1892-1962; MS 17/9 Miscellaneous papers and correspondence of James Dalyell, with some papers and correspondence of John James Dalyell 1814-1883; MS 17/10 Correspondence and papers of John James Dalyell, with some of James Dalyell and Mrs Marie-Anne Dalyell 1839-1897; MS 17/11 Miscellaneous papers with no common factor 1847-1916; MS 17/12 Miscellaneous legal papers 1836-1912; MS 17/13 Miscellaneous loose papers originally with maps and plans 1843-1918; MS 17/14 Unidentified ledger of household accounts 1938-1957; MS 17P Maps and Plans

Thomas Thornton, Son & Co

Letter concerning John Ray's 'Synopsis Medothica Stirpium Britannicarum' (1696)

  • MS 170
  • Collection
  • 1909
Letter, 5 June 1909, Dundee, Patrick Gray to Alexander P. Stevenson. Concerns the presentation by Dr Blair, 1698 to Patrick, Lord Gray of Pittendrum, of a volume of John Ray's Synopsis Medothica Stirpium Britannicarum (published 1696). [Found in Rays Synopsis ...]. [2pp].

Alexander P. Stevenson

Letter referring to a surgical operation

  • MS 172
  • Collection
  • 1891
Letter, 18th December 1891, Joseph Lister to Dr MacEwan [later Sir William MacEwan, 1848-1924, Professor of Surgery at Glasgow University 1892]. Refers to surgical operation. [2pp].

Sir William MacEwen

Archibald Lord Douglas

  • MS 173
  • Collection
  • 24 September 1808
Letter of commission by Archibald Lord Douglas, lieutenant of the company in the Western Regiment of the local militia of the county of Forfar.

Archibald James Edward Stewart Douglas

Poem in memory of Thomas Thompson

  • MS 174
  • Collection
  • c 1938
Thomas Thompson: poem in memory of Thomas Thompson by Thomas Rose Mills, reader in Latin Language and Literature, University College, Dundee. 1901-1929. [Presented by Dr G.R. Tudhope, Dundee].

Thomas Rose Mills

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