The main shareholders of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company - The Town of Dundee, George Kinloch, the Rt. Hon. William Ogilvy, the Earl of Airlie and Lord Wharncliffe - feature prominently in the papers. Other parties include James Sime surveyor, William Blackadder engineer, James Black architect, Archibald McGlashan superintendent of contractors, [?] Baird engineer, Hugh Robertson architect and James Leslie civil engineer. Subjects covered include changes in the organisation of the companies, construction and maintenance of the lines and everyday business of the companies. When transferred to the University Library these papers were in a large deed box marked "Dundee and Newtyle Railway". Many of the bundles had lost their original form and these are described in the list as "[Loose lying]".