Papers and photographic archive of Alexander JS Low, photo-journalist. Also originals and some copies of journals, correspondence, legal and financial papers, photographs, artworks and research documents created by individuals of the Low, Chabot, Beke and West families.
Draft outline: 1 box each of prints labelled: 35 mm negs; b/w industrial; odd prints / Scotts magazine etc; family pics??; colour prints; early pictures; transparencies Queen Mum exhib details; publications; annual a/cs; articles etc; prints; old pics 1950s; Queen Mother collection; Queen Mum; Rep and other theatre; old pics; publications; contact prints; large negs and tranparencies; cars, lorries etc; books, magazines and cuttings; mounted prints. Also 2 boxes labelled transparancies; 2 boxes labelled ships; 1 folder shipping photos; 2 boxes b/w prints;piles of large prints associated with Dundee, people, places incl Rep; 2 framed prints of people; 35 mm file no 1 includes negatives; 3 large boxes of photographs; 2 cameras in metal cases; 2 negative drawers; 4 volumes of negative index. [Acc 2013/551] Daily work diaries and a copy of a handwritten biography of Alex Coupar [Acc 2013/564] Copies of 'Life and Work with Photographs by Alex Coupar (September 1966, October 1966, January 1967, October 1967, November 1967, February 1968, April 1968, June 1968, April 1970, October 1970), Material relating to Scottish Theatre Archive, 1997, Dundee's Own Chirstmas Number 1949, Dundee's Own Christmas Number 1968, Dundee's Own Chirstmas Number 1973, building and civil engineering section from The Scotsman June 12, 1969, 8 books on photography, c1947-1973 [Acc 2013/588] Photographs of RAF, 1915 planes in Tay, Glamis, Rep and the first photograph of Coupar's published in a newspaper from 1946, plus other photographs [Acc 2013/605] 5 x 35mm neg strips [2014/612] Images of Craig Pier market [Acc 2014/612]; Records relating to Spanphotos and Coupar's work with various local charitable and health organisations [Acc2014/615] ; Material relating to the closure of Coupar's partnership Spanphoto and attempts to form a new partnership; to Coupar's time on the board of Dundee Historic Environment Trust; to inovlvement with Radio Tay's Caring for Kids campaign; involvement with Anton House workshop for the disabled in Broughty Ferry; and to his time as Chairman of Balgowan school, includes material from the School, photographs and drafts for a publication put together by Coupar (Coupar thinks most of the school records have been destroyed) [2014/617] Cheques and bank statements, invoices, receipts, photo shoot diaries and other financial and administrative records related to Spanphoto Photographic Studio, Dundee [2014/619] Negatives: Traction engines, Aberdeen; Queen mother at Falkland Palace & Wimberely Court; 4 x5 negatives featuring the Queen Mother, 1955 & 1994; Scout Gang Show; packet of 2 1/4 negatives featuring the Beatles, Dundee; 1 x 2 1/4 featuring Sandy Campbell, Loch Awe [ACC 2015/738] Black & white print of University of St Andrews first computer, c1966; 4 colour prints of wedding flower arrangements at Park Church, Dundee, 10th September 1981. [2016/758] Bundle of black & white and colour prints of varying sizes: 5 sheets of colour contact prints of Dundee Harbour;2 strips of black & white contact prints of Bonawe Furnance & Taynuilt;2 black & white contact sheets and 1 print of Glenys Marshall;1 black & white print of Beth Robins;Black & white portrait of Bert Stewart 1951; Model promotional cards: Kelly Cooper; Gillian Lawson;2 colour prints of the Stratmore family, 21/10/1996;1 colour contact sheet of Joanna Lumley; 2 colour prints of St Andrews Church, Dundee, 2014;1 black & white print of the City of Hereford ship;1 colour print of a cave painting at Davaar, Argyll; 1 black & white print of a snowy Glenprosen;1 colour print of Skye;1 black & white print of the 'Unicorn', 1961;1 black & white contact sheet of Aboyne Station;1 black & white print of Perth Railway shed;1 colour advertising shot for Valentine's cards, c1980; 2 black & white prints of Balmoral Castle with Alex's children in the foreground, c1968;1 colour print for Scottish Gas used for a magazine cover; 13 black & white prints of trains; 1 black & white print of art by Neill Dallas Brown; 2 colour prints of 'Discovery' in Victoria Dock; 1 black & white print of Nell Curran; 1 colour print of Miss Arbroath, 1959; 1 black & white print of Fintry Scout troup, 1960; 1 black & white print of 'Bonnie Dundee' c1970-1980; 1 black & white print of the 'Flying Scotsman' - only visit to Dundee, 1964; 1 black & white print, Millers Boatyard, St Monance;Envelope of transparencies: theatre 101-144; various railways 1-210; 2 unlabelled packets; Flying Scotsman; 'Hogwarts Express', Bonnie Dundee.;Poster for talks and exhibitions: 'A Nation's Enterprise: the spirit of Dundee'; 'The Building of the Tay Road Bridge', 4th March 2010; 'Not the Papparazzi: The Royal family and me', 4th July 2013; 'Not Him Again', 7th July 2011. [2016/842] 1 box of 90 b & w and colour prints covering various subjects including people, shipping and employment; promotional posters for talks given by Alex Coupar; digital copies of photographs; slide including those used for talks given by Alex Coupar. [2017/853] Box of slides containing approximately 1100 slides covering various topics such as people, places and architecture, some of which are captioned or numbered; 1 blank 'Standard Signature Form for Models' which was used when using agency models; 1 envelope of contact sheets and prints of Aboyne, Park Avenue Church in Dundee and a Lord Dean of Guild Portrait. [2017/861] Limited edition prints of Tay Bridge fireworks with list of purchasers, various scenic prints chosen by Coupar and his wife to hang in their home; various newspapers, letter headings and other ephemera relating to the local area; cd of images used in Coupar's talk on the Building of the Tay Bridge; cd of images of Prince Charles visit to Glamis for new gate ceremony; The Rep 'Twenty Golden years'; 8 mounted prints of Alex Coupar at Scout Camp, 1942-44; slides of Rover Trip to Hungary, with list; slides used in talk about Theatre photography with list; negs of personal travels abroad and in the UK, 1990s, copy of letter from Joan Auld, Archivist concerning the negatives of the Queen Mother [2017/868*]
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.
MS 17/1 Newport Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1862-1891; MS 17/2 North British Railway Company: miscellaneous papers 1846-1902; MS 17/3 Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway; Kirkcaldy District Railways: miscellaneous papers 1851-1903; MS 17/4 Grange estate, Monifieth, Kerr and Anderson families legal and estate papers 1821-1901; MS 17/5 Morphie Estate, Kincardineshire, Grahame family: legal and estate papers 1854-1891; MS 17/6 Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans 1931; MS 17/7 Miscellaneous title deeds, chartularies and legal 1518-1877; MS 17/8 Records and papers of the Bannatyne Home of Rest, Newtyle 1892-1962; MS 17/9 Miscellaneous papers and correspondence of James Dalyell, with some papers and correspondence of John James Dalyell 1814-1883; MS 17/10 Correspondence and papers of John James Dalyell, with some of James Dalyell and Mrs Marie-Anne Dalyell 1839-1897; MS 17/11 Miscellaneous papers with no common factor 1847-1916; MS 17/12 Miscellaneous legal papers 1836-1912; MS 17/13 Miscellaneous loose papers originally with maps and plans 1843-1918; MS 17/14 Unidentified ledger of household accounts 1938-1957; MS 17P Maps and Plans
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
MS 94/I Thomas C Keay Ltd 1914-1975 MS 94/II Lawside Engineering & Foundry Co Ltd 1910-1971 MS 94/III Keay Turner Ltd 1969-1972 MS 94/IV Knowles & Co (Engineers) Ltd 1952-1971 MS 94/V Convertapak Machines Ltd 1970-1972 MS 94/VI Photographs c.1910-1968
MS 86/I Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/II Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/III Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/IV Angus Company Ltd MS 86/V Thomas Duff & Co Ltd MS 86/VI Hardie and Smith Ltd MS 86/VII The Dundee Brattice Cloth and Waterproofing Co Ltd MS 86/VIII Victoria Road Calendering Co MS 86/IX Moore & Weinberg (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/X Jaffe Brothers Co (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XI Cargill & Co Ltd MS 86/XII William Watson (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XIII James Stiven Ltd MS 86/XIV English Spinners Ltd MS 86/XV Arctic Leather Goods Company, Dundee MS 86/XVI E Carr & Sons Ltd, London MS 86/XVII Joseph Grave & Co Ltd, Manchester MS 86/XVIII Hillbank Bag Factory, Dundee MS 86/XIX A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XX A & S Henry & Co MS 86/XXI United Kingdom Jute Goods Association Ltd MS 86/XXII Indian Jute Mills Association MS 86/XXIII Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry MS 86/XXIV British Jute Trade Research Association MS 86/XXV Miscellaneous Records MS 86/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs MS 86/XXVII Tay Spinners Ltd
Minutes 1902 1970; shareholding records 1902 1971; ledgers 1902 1971; purchase books 1918 1940; machinery records and order books 1850 1947; patents book 1924 1960; machinery specification books 1858 1976; bills of material 1946 1955; machinery instructions 1946 1959; inventories; photographs 1928 c.1950; plans and drawings 1857 1968. Also includes company files and other records of subsidiary company James F Low (Engineers) Ltd, manufacturers of contractors' small plant 1902 1984.
MS 105/I Shiell and Small, Solicitors, Dundee MS 105/II Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company MS 105/III Dundee and Perth and Aberdeen Railway Junction Company MS 105/IV Caledonian Railway Company MS 105/V Callender and Oban Railway Company MS 105/VI North British Railway Company MS 105/VII Dundee and Arbroath Railway Company MS 105/VIII Scottish Central Railway Company MS 105/IX Miscellaneous Railway Companies MS 105/X Miscellaneous Clients MS 105/XI Baxter Park Trustees MS 105/XII William Arklay Timber Merchant, Caledonia Saw Mills MS 105/XIII Dundee Corn Exchange and Public Hall Association Ltd MS 105/XIV Dundee Garden City Association Ltd MS 105/XV Eastern Bank of Scotland MS 105/XVI Lands of Henry Burra Esquire in Glenbucket [Glenbuchat] and Strathdon MS 105/XVII Standard Life Assurance Company MS 105/XVIII James Small, Civil [and Electrical] Engineer, London MS 105/XIX Insurance Company of Scotland MS 105/XX Executries and Trusts MS 105/XXI Kelly Castle MS 105/22 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 MS 105/P Maps and Plans
Personal and family correspondence and papers 1889-1900; testimonials 1887-1900; correspondence relating to his work as Medical Officer of Health for Sutherland 1890-1904; correspondence and papers related to closure of Inverness Steam Baking Co 1894-1899; miscellaneous papers and correspondence 1897-1905.
Material relating to banks and the linen industry, 1695 - 1914; Sandeman Papers, 1755 - 1760; Documents relating to linen manufacture from the National Records of Scotland, 1960; Correspondence between Durie and Miss Elspeth Boog Watson, relating to linen manufacture, 1977; Postcards, transparencies and photocopied etchings relating to the textile industry, 1775 - 1890; Publications, 1837 - 2010
Corporate records 1831-; Legal records 1842-1861; Internal administration 1840-1885; Accounting and financial records 1835-1874; Operational records 1824-1885; Marketing / PR records 1833-1936; Staff and employment records c 1870-1872; Ephemera c 1890-1910.
Copies of documents relating to the administration, finance, members, and court actions of the Nine Trades. Trades in Dundee have co-operated since at least the sixteenth century to their mutual benefit. Nine of these tended to work together and this grouping gradually became more formalised. The trades involved were the Baxters (Bakers), the Cordiners (Shoemakers), the Glovers (originally Skinners), the Tailors, the Bonnetmakers, the Fleshers, the Hammermen, the Brabeners or Websters (Weavers), and the Waulkers (Fullers) who later united with the Listers (Dyers). The Nine Incorporated Trade of Dundee is still in existence