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North British Railway, Dundee and Arbroath Joint Line Act, 1879

  • MS 200
  • Collection
  • 1879
Copy of North British Railway, Dundee and Arbroath Joint Line Act, 1879, which gives North British Railway Co. a joint interest with the Caledonian Railway Co., in the Dundee & Arbroath Railway, and part of the Arbroath & Forfar Railway.

Specimens of the mosses of Fifeshire by Charles Howie A.B.S.

  • MS 206
  • Collection
  • Late 19th century
Bound volume 'Musci Fifenses; Vol. I': Specimens of the mosses of Fifeshire [Fife] illustrated by notes relative to their distribution over the county by Charles Howie A.B.S. The volume contains a printed introduction and manuscript index to the 112 botanical specimens contained therein and also pencil notes and brief sketches possibly in the hand of Howie, undated [late 19th century].

Abertay Historical Society

  • MS 21
  • Collection
  • 1935-2012
Constitution, rules and related papers 1948-1978; minute books of Council and general meetings with related material 1947-2004; financial records 1947-1998; Programme Secretary files 1973-1998; Publication Secretary files 1952-2000; Archaeological Section reports, correspondence and notices, questionnaires and schedules relating to the Society's excursions, correspondence between Abertay Historical Society and various agencies, 1973-1996; correspondence relating to the Abertay Archaeological Section and other archaeological organisations 1959-1970; miscellaneous photographs, letters and notes 1960-c.1975; miscellaneous photographs and publications c.1972-2000; research conducted by former members 20th century; miscellaneous material. 1957-1988

Abertay Historical Society

Chalmers family papers

  • MS 214
  • Collection
  • 1819-1918
Family papers including pocket books, correspondence and papers, 1819-1918.

Records concerning the life and adventures of Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800) with correspondence concerning the Maxtone Graham family

  • MS 220
  • Collection
  • 1776-1993
Records concerning the life and adventures of Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800) with correspondence from Robert Maxtone Graham concerning the Maxtone Graham family, 1776-1993. These records were transferred from Dundee University Library in 1993. They were found enclosed in a copy of 'The Confessions of the Countess of Strathmore, Written by Herself' (London, 1793). Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749-1800), Countess of Strathmore, was born in 1749, the only child of George Bowes (1701-1767) and Mary Gilbert. In 1767 she inherited her father's estate and on 24 February married John Lyon (later Bowes-Lyon), Earl of Strathmore. He died in 1776 and in the same year she married Andrew Stoney whom she later divorced in 1789 following his mistreatment of her. She died on 28 April 1800 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Her love affairs were published in 'The confessions of the Countess of Strathmore, written by herself' (London, 1793).

Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings

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


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].

Scots Language Resource Centre, Unpublished Theatre Scripts Archive

  • MS 251
  • Collection
  • n.d.
The Scots Language Resource Centre gathers material in or on Scots. The Centre works with other organisations to develop new teaching resources and it acts as an information exchange for folk organisations and material concerning the Scots tongue. The SLRC is funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Perth and Kinross Council and gets additional money from members and people that support the Scots tongue. The Centre is in the AK Bell library in Perth and is staffed every day. The SLRC is a member of the European Bureau of Lesser Used Language (EBLUL) and takes part in the meetings of the Scottish Parliament's cross party group on the Scots language.

Records relating to the ship RRS 'Discovery'

  • MS 231
  • Collection
  • 1993-1994
Menu, toast list, invitation, photograph, and news cuttings concerning the luncheon of the Captains of Industry Meeting held in Dundee on 21 March 1994, to raise funds for the repair of the royal research ship 'Discovery', housed at Discovery Point, Dundee, and the visit of NASA Astronaut Dr N. Jan Davis to mark the event, 1993-1994.

John Sturrock papers

  • MS 234
  • Collection
  • 1864-1997
Diary entitled 'How I spend my leisure time', 1864-1865 with typed extracts and transcript; Personal accounts, 1865; Miscellaneous records relating to the diary including items relating to Sturrock genealogy, 1997 and undated.

John Sturrock

Small notebooks compiled by James Nicoll

  • MS 241
  • Collection
  • n.d.
One time medical student at St. Andrews University and Art Collector, who gave his collection of pictures and art books to Queen's College, Dundee. They contain manuscript notes on art taken from printed articles and books. [See also Recs A/758 for files relating to collection and the Library's Nicoll Collection for catalogue of books].

James Milton Robb

  • MS 243
  • Collection
  • 1941-1947
Photocopies of correspondence and personal documents relating to the death of James Milton Robb and the search for his journal, c 1944-1947; Journal of 1st Lieutenant James Milton Robb entitled 'Carry On!' kept during imprisonment at Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines, 1941-1944; Copy of newspaper report of death of Monica Cowles Robb

James Milton Robb

Volume of miscellaneous notes

  • MS 248
  • Collection
  • 1880-1963
Volume containing notes relating to miscellaneous subjects including Russian flax, alphabetical index of companies and organisations, list of opinions regarding sundry firms, lists of roses 'Briars Season', inventory of household goods, cuttings about coin sales.

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

Copy of transcript of a diary entitled 'Our Scotch Tour'

  • MS 183
  • Collection
  • 1979-1980
A copy of transcript of a diary entitled 'Our Scotch Tour'' containing a handwritten account of a Scottish holiday in 1902, undated; Correspondence concerning the provenance of and identification of the diary's authors, two sisters, Mary and Meta, 1979-1980.

Sheila Hardy

Thomas Handyside Baxter

  • MS 184
  • Collection
  • 1810-1980
Diaries, c 1810-1830; Photocopies of Baxter family tree, undated; Extracts from a letter from John Baxter to Dundee University Archives referring to the Baxter family, 1980.

Thomas Handyside Baxter

Mary Sime Greig

  • MS 189
  • Collection
  • 1881
Botanical notes, 1881.

Mary Sime Greig

George Duncan Paterson FSA (Scotland)

  • MS 19
  • Collection
  • 1890 - c 1940
Alphabetical file containing material on Scottish family and place names; albums containing press cuttings mainly concerning Scottish family names and history; notebooks, and material in an envelope, concerning Scottish personal and place names.

George Duncan Paterson

Malcolm Slesser

  • MS 193
  • Collection
  • 1970
Draft manuscripts of unpublished projected book 'Battle for Scotland' by Malcolm Slesser, with covering letter, circulation list and synopsis, 1970.

Malcolm Slesser

Architectural Plans on Microfilm

  • MF 7
  • Collection
  • n.d.
Microfilms of plans used for Drawn Evidence; Dundee City Archives, Dundee University Archives and Rowand Anderson Collection, University of Edinburgh
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