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File of miscellaneous papers relating to the affairs of J.W.L. Adams in his role as Professor of Education at Queen's College, Dundee.

The papers consist mainly of agendas and minutes of meetings of the Board of Studies in Education throughout the period and deal with matters such as the Robbins Report, changes to the structure of the Diploma in Education and the Degree in Education, and proposals for and the final implementation of a new Ordinance on the Dip.Ed. and the M.Ed. Many of the papers feature correspondence between the Department of Education with the Department of Psychology, as well as between the Education Department in Queen's College, Dundee and other Scottish universities and colleges.

File of miscellaneous papers relating to the introduction of the new Degree in Education.

Letter, 22 September 1966 from A.N. Mitchell, Secretary and Registrar of St. Andrews to Professor Adams regarding foreseen difficulties of the new Ordinance for the B.Ed. when Queen's College, Dundee changes status to University of Dundee in 1967. Reports of several of the joint meetings between University College, Dundee and the College of Education, Dundee. Correspondence from the Institute of Choreology enclosing documents on the work of the Institute, January 1966. Includes an excerpt from the Times Educational Supplement, August 1965, 'On with the Dance' written by R. Benesh, Director of the Institute of Choreology; a cutting from New Scientist, October 1965, 'An Alphabet of Movement'; Progress Report from the Institute of Choreology, November 1965. Details of a Conference of Education held at the Burn, Edzell, involving Departments from St. Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities, January 1966. With Appendix 'The Study of Education at the University of Stirling' attached.

File containing mainly correspondence of meetings of the Sir John Leng Trust [of which J.W.L. Adams was appointed Governor in 1967].

Includes a copy of the Deed of Trust by Sir John Leng, 1901, detailing the financial structure of the Trust and establishing the criteria for winners of the Gold medal [for an essay] and the Silver Medal [for solo singers of Scottish melodies] and a printed booklet Sir John Leng Trust Scheme 1967 under the Education (Scotland) Act 1962.

File relating to the Dundee Educational Priority Area

Documents include: Letter, 28 May 1968, from Principal Stimpson of Dundee College of Education to J.W.L. Adams regarding the establishment of the E.P.A. with attached list of Steering Committee members. Notices for and reports of the Steering Committee's meetings, 1968-1971. Copies of the E.P.A. Newsletter, 1969-1970. Details of the E.P.A.'s financial position, c.1971, and a financial estimate for the end of the project, March 1971.

Papers and Correspondence of John James Dalyell

Household and personal accounts of the Dalyell family 1856-1892; account books c.1860-1873; miscellaneous writings mid-1860s; various notebooks 1848-c.1858; miscellaneous correspondence and papers c.1852-1873; miscellaneous correspondence, mainly letters to John James Dalyell with a few letters to James Dalyell 1857-1885; miscellaneous correspondence and papers concerning the activities of local golf and cricket clubs 1859-1873; miscellaneous correspondence and papers mainly relating to the affairs of the 3rd Forfarshire Artillery Volunteers 1862-1872; miscellaneous correspondence and papers mainly relating to his work as commission agent and agent of the Royal Insurance Co 1860-1878; folder containing miscellaneous cartoons, drawings and pages from almanacs 1840-1862; miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to John James Dalyell and Mrs Marie Anne Dalyell; private letter books 1868-1873; letter books 1860-1873; business cash books, ledgers, journals order book and bill book relating to the Royal Insurance Co 1860-1873.

John James Dalyell

Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Sermons

A collection of hand-written sermons written singly or in groups of up to seven in one volume. Dates, locations and sometimes the religious occasions on which the sermons were delivered are usually noted on the front page. However, It has not been possible toiestablish the authorship of all the sermons in this collection; the names of Bishop Alexander, Bishop Petrie, Bishop Gerhard and John Leith of Huntly appear on some of the sermons. On others there is the occasional reference to authors from whose work part or whole sermons have been borrowed or abridged; these original authors include Joseph Mede, [George] Stanhope, [Daniel] Waterland, [Rodger] Altham and others. From what appear to be references to dates and places where the sermons were delivered it is possible to assume that a large number of the sermons were written or used by Alexander Jamieson at Luthermuir and Glasgow 1770-1823 and William Murray at Muchalls, Kearn and Duffus 1810-1830. It is also possible that some of the sermons, apparently preached at Teggerton, Balzordie and Brechin, are the work of James Sommerville (or Sommervail).

Brechin Diocesan Library: Sermons of Thomas J. Holland, Rector of Laurencekirk

Sermons of Thomas Holland. The sermons were apparently written into the notebooks 1933-1941 while Holland was at Laurencekirk and most appear to be transcripts or altered versions of sermons delivered at Grangemouth, Falkirk and Dundee, 1913-1920. Others were delivered in 1943 and some have additional notes dated 1940. The number of hymns used in the service are also occasionally given.

Miscellaneous clients

Single volumes and items, particularly letter books relating to affairs mainly of local businessmen (some unidentified). Clients include Edward C Baird; James Bell & Son, Rope and Sailmakers, Dundee; J C Buist; W Thomson Currie; James Davidson; J A Guthrie of Craigie (Dundee Harbour extension reports and correspondence 1854-1869); Meyer, Milne & Co; William Nicoll; Alexander Ramsay; Ross and Mitchell, Railway Contractors, Edinburgh; O J Rowland, Jute Merchant & Manufacturer; William Small, County Fire Office (1909-1964); Dundee and District Armaments Committee; Dundee New Gas Light Co; Dundee Working Men's Club; Dundee Water Works

Shiell and Small

James Duncan of Jordanstone bequest

Papers mainly relating to the James Duncan of Jordanstone bequest and the proposals to use this to set up an Art College as part of Dundee Technical College and School of Art under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act: Constitutions and agreements. 1887-1932; Petitions. 1927-1934; Correspondence and notes on case relating to Duncan of Jordanstone Bequest. 1914-1934; Memoranda and reports. 1927-1934; Published legal documents. 1918-1933; Miscellaneous documents relating to Dundee Technical College and School of Art. 1927-1932.

Shiell and Small

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