Collection of publications about the local area , including people and places of Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Perthshire and north Fife. Subjects include geography, local authority reports, poetry and literature, biographies, music, history, tourism publications, and some newspapers
Biography of Mr Joseph Millar, written for his grandson, Jamie. Details stories from WW2, describes his parent's lives in the 1940s and 1950s, family relationships, childhood friends and games, school, and Dundee street life. Also stories around the cinema, dancehalls, buster stalls and holidays. Details his employment, his married and family life, and his career as a darts player.
Photographs and cuttings relating to Canon Leslie Verdun Stratton and his History of the Church of St John the Baptist, Dundee, plus the church's financial and other administration records and registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and confirmations
Members and officials of St John the Baptist, Dundee
General register containing baptisms 1727-1881, confirmations 1856-1882, catechumens 1832-1881 marriages 1804-1885 and burials 1813-1881, numbers of communicants 1828-1881, with figures recording the state of the congregation 1862-1864; routine correspondence regarding enquiries about baptisms etc. 1922-1934. Book on history of church, 2019
Registers of births confirmations, marriages and deaths 1849-2006; Congregation and Vestry 1848-1990; Finance 1856-2007; Legal Records and Church Procedure 1850-1980; Church Fabric and Buildings 1894-1975; Church Property 1909-1993; Rectory Fabric and Building 1908-1926; Church History 1913-1958; Church Groups and Societies 1969-1984; Publications and Printed Items 1838-2007; Ecumenical Matters 1975-1980; photographs 1969.
Diocesan Synod minutes 1770-1981; synod papers 1876-1981; papers relating to the Provincial Synod 1913-1978; diocesan council minutes and committee minutes 1913-1981; council correspondence, papers and reports 1913-1978; council accounts 1894-1949; papers relating to the Representative Church Council 1960-1979; Scottish Churches Committees minutes and papers 1952-1995; statistical returns 1873-1877; diocesan correspondence 1968-1986; diocesan library report 1890; library accession registers 1856-1888; library borrowing registers 1821-1929; library book lists 1828-1937; library correspondence and financial records 1896-1917; photographs c1865-c1903; Episcopal Church in Scotland yearbooks 1973-1978; Education records 1909-1974; Grapevine: The Magazine of the Diocese of Brechin 2007-2015; Register of conformations 1837-1938; Miscellaneous documents 1426-1941.
Vestry, congregational and committee minutes 1894-1966; Church Women's Association minutes 1897-1910; financial records 1881-1965; registers of services (with collections) 1876-1963; papers relating to church fabric and building projects 1881-1927; plans and drawings 1888-1870; miscellaneous papers, mainly legal 1881-1998; papers relating to Rev. R R Lingard-Guthrie and his family 1854-1909; photographs 1880-c.1990.
Business records 1824-1936; Legal and estate papers c 1800-1953; Accounting and financial records including personal and household finances 1798-1972; Correspondence and letter books 1832-1975; Diaries 1923-1981; Personal papers 1817-1975; Press Cuttings 1868-1939; Photographs c1875-c 1960; Plans 1823-[20th century]; Publications and ephemera 19th and 20th centuries.
Minutes 1892-1968; correspondence and papers relating to the articles of association, contract and membership of the Jute Importers Association 1909-1975; financial records 1907-1974; records relating to arbitration and miscellaneous disputes 1910-1976; correspondence and papers re. the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1957-1971; correspondence and other papers relating to the British Jute Trade Federal Council and the London Jute Association 1933-1974; miscellaneous papers relating to Indian and Pakistan affairs 1927-1973; papers relating to the India/Pakistan Shipping Conference Lines 1965-1970; records of the Calcutta Baled Jute Association 1933-1950 and Pakistan Jute Association 1955-1971;correspondence and papers relating to the Jute Importers' Association's 'Contintental Forwarding Scheme' during the National Dock Strike, 1970, and the 'Holding Schemes' during later strikes 1970-1975; miscellaneous papers 1894-1974; photographs c.1900.
The collection has been arranged into the following sub-fonds: MS 66/I Thomas Bell & Sons (of Dundee) Ltd 1812-1942 MS 66/II Cox Brothers Ltd c 1791-2002 MS 66/III Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd 1849-1933 MS 66/IV J & A D Grimond Ltd 1863-1953 MS 66/V John N Kyd & Co Ltd 1850-1961 MS 66/VI Harry Walker & Sons Ltd 1847-c 1960 MS 66/VII F S Stewart Sandeman & Sons Ltd 1903-1936 MS 66/VIII John Lowson Jnr & Co Ltd 1874-1955 MS 66/IX Boase Spinning Co Ltd 1862-1987 MS 66/X Sidlaw Industries Ltd 1887-2003 MS 66/XI Miscellaneous associated, affiliated and subsidiary companies of Jute Industries Ltd MS 66/XII Miscellaneous and Unidentified Papers 1884-c.1950
Photocopies of notebooks compiled by John P. Ingram, at one time chief reporter and shipping correspondent of the Dundee Courier and Evening Telegraph. They consists of notes on ships built in Dundee, Arbroath, Perth and Fife, their subsequent history, builders, owners, masters etc., arranged topographically and chronologically and in some cases by subject. Some notebooks include notes on local history and personalities. The notebooks cover the period 1767-1978. MS 73/1-8 Gives details and general information on type, tonnage, builders, masters and owners of vessels, listed chronologically. MS 73/9-38 Gives details of type, tonnage, builders, and owners of the vessels, arranged alphabetically, including some duplication of that in MS 73/1-8; also notes on a wide variety of topics relating to shipping and local history. [For index of subjects not related to specific ships, see paper copy of list].
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.
Research and personal correspondence of Laura (Fleming) Adam, including papers relating to Adam's medical career. The bulk of the collection relates to Adam's research into David Kinloch, a 16th century Dundonian medic who was put on trial during the Spanish Inquisition. University of Dundee medical student Adam Yagüi-Beltrán also contributed to this research.
Letters, memos, reports, ledgers and other papers relating to various aspects of Mackie's life, including being candidate, MP, Chair, Senior Member and Peer of the Scottish Liberal Party and Liberal Party. Papers relating to his farming and business interests in Scotland and his rectorship at the University of Dundee. Also some papers relating to his father, Maitland and grandfather, John Mackie.
Day books 1940-1958; cash books 1929-1958; stock books 1902-1948; catalogues and price lists 1897-1976; photographs 1896-1910; and inventories and valuations of stock 1896-1898, from David Small & Sons, Seedsmen, Brechin.