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
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.
Typed copies of articles on Jute, and other fibres notably Kenaf: MS 349/1 Typescript copy of extract from "Textile Quarterly" Volume 3 No. 4. 1953. 'Progress of New Mexican Kenaf Industry' by Simon Elliot, Director of Kenaf De New Mexico. S.A. 1953. MS 349/2 Typescript copy of extract from "Jute and Gunny Review" Vol. V No. 9 December, 1953. 'Studies in Kenaf. Part 1- Production, Cultivation and Extraction' by S.V. Bende, Indian Jute Mills Research Institute. 1953 MS 349/3 Typescript copy of extract from "Jute and Gunny Review" February, 1954. 'Studies in Kenaf. Part 11- Chemical and physical properties' by S.V. Bende. 1954. MS 349/4 Typescript copy from "C.I.B.A. Review" Volume 9, April 1953- February 1955 'Plant Fibres Alternative to Jute'. 1955 MS 349/5 Typescript extract from "Fibres" Vol. 17 1956 "The Roselle Family" by A. E. Haarer, F. L. S. 1956. MS 349/6 Typescript extract from "Fibres" Vol. 10 September, October, November, 1959. 'Kenaf Hibisctus Cannibinus L.' by R. H Kirby b.Com (London). 1959 MS 349/7 Typescript copy of 'Confidential Report from director of Jute Research' c 1950s. MS 349/8 Typescript extract from "Textile Manufacturer" December, 1962. 'Substitute Fabrics for Jute Type Fabrics' by C. M. Watson A.T. I., C.G.I. A. 1962 MS 349/9 Typescript. "Dundee for Jute & Flax - A Day In The Life of Mr John Smith" (edited by Innes Duffus). Published in Dundee for jute and flax (Dundee Chamber of Commerce, 1933). Not part of original accession. c 1933
Trusts. 1889-1954; Thomas Kerr legal documents and other correspondence. 1798-1863; John James Dalyell Documents. 1898-1920; Business Concerns. 1879-1960; The Grange Estate. 1737-1963; Title Deeds of Grange of Monifieth: 1699-1898; Land surrounding the Grange: 1902-1933; Longhaugh House. 1905-1920; Miscellaneous. 1876-1953
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.
A photograph album containing photographs and postcards produced by John Valentine mainly showing the construction of the new Tay Rail Bridge at various stages. Includes two photographs of the original bridge, 1885-1887. Photographs and postcards; newscutting and ephemera including a printed tribute to Dennis Ferguson Collins from the Dundee Congregational Church website