Company files 1959-1987; memoranda and articles of association and register of directors 1903-1961; minute and memoranda books 1905-1964; letter books 1880-1905 and 1905-1916; private ledgers 1878-1965; journals 1878-1968; papers relating to establishment and subsequent affairs of Douglas Fraser Trust 1863-1890; letters and paper relating to financial affairs, particularly payments to Catherine and Forbes Fraser 1872-1897; tenders and miscellaneous papers and correspondence 1857, 1874-1900; letters from Robert Fraser in South America 1889-1893; legal, financial and business papers and correspondence, 1857-1959; papers of Fabrica Argentina de Alpargatas S.A.I.C. 1950-1956; Photographs c.1920-1963; Newspaper articles 2016-2019
Notes, drawings, and photographs relating to the history of the Tay Bridge, and the career of Sir Thomas Bouch 1832-1980. Also includes photocopies of papers and letters relating to the collapse and the rebuilding of the Tay Bridge; The Tay Bridge Disaster collection (incomplete) by John Perkins of photographs and commentary of the accident 1849-1880; The Tay Bridge Disaster by John Perkins; collection (incomplete) of photographs with commentary, forming account of the accident, Dundee District Council, 1975; copy interim report by Committee of Dundee and Perth Railway Company which mentions the possibility of bridging the Tay at Inchyra, near Perth 1836; duplicate interim report of Dundee Town Council considering some property aspects of the scheme to build a bridge over the Tay 1865; articles from The Scots Magazine; photocopies of letters and papers related to Thomas Bouch and the Tay Bridge 1872-1877; 'Destined for Disaster', by Bill Dow (illustrated article from the Scots Magazine), December 1989; article entitled 'Side-Scan Sonar Reveals Submerged Remains of the First Tay Railway Bridge', by R.W. Duck and W.M. Dow.
Biographical works. c.1891;Miscellaneous notes and accounts. 1837-1990; Patents. 1846-1859; Cash books (James Carmichael). 1874-1924; Photographs. C 1830-1890;Correspondence from Alexander Monfries to Peter Carmichael. 1881-1890; Correspondence between D. Bruce Peebles, and Peter Carmichael 1882-1890; Correspondence from Thomas Marsden. 1845 - 1847; Correspondence addressed to Peter Carmichael and Baxter Brothers, Dundee. Letters are principally from James Carmichael, brother of Peter, writing from Ailly-sur-Somme, France, 1845-1847; Correspondence from Messrs Sheil and Small, solicitors. 1882 - 1883; Correspondence from William Japp. 1890; Miscellaneous correspondence, mainly to Peter Carmichael from family, friends, business associates and others. c 1844-1889; Correspondence relating to the Trust Disposition and Settlement by Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron, Bart. 1869-1879; Miscellaneous bundle, pertains to estate and family matters. 1870-1918; Correspondence relating to a trust fund settled on Captain Ludovic M. Carmichael. 1876-1877; Financial material relating to income received by Peter Carmichael from a variety of sources. 1879 - 1885; Miscellaneous items and correspondence dating mainly from the first half of the twentieth century. Relates to the origins, history and genealogy of the Carmichael family and to Arthurstone House. 1903 - 1960; Arthurstone, Loburn, New Zealand. 2019; Plans. 1837-1909
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.
Published articles by W.E. Spear and collaborators. 1951-1986; 'Public Lectures'. 5 files. 1972-1989; 'Transparencies and Notes of some recent Lectures'. 7 files. n.d.; 'A-Solid Lectures'. 3 files. c 1970 - 1991; 'Amorphous Semiconductors: A new generation of electronic materials'. The Bakarian Lecture, delivered by W.E. Spear to the Royal Society on 16 June 1988; 'Scientific absurdities and curiosities'. 4 files. 1951-1989
General legal and administrative records 1846-1923; financial records 1918-1961; letter books and miscellaneous files 1887-1956; memoranda books and diaries kept by Lewis C Grant c.1924-1952; production and technical records 1854-1942; catalogues 1909-1964; photographs 1873-1960; company files 1951-1987; miscellaneous papers 1863-1951.
Contains a self-published book titled "Was Disaster built into the first Tay Bridge? - Surviving correspondence which went to the Inquiry but was NOT revealed". Photographs and notes of notes on loyal address from his time as a student representative council member in St Andrews, and CDs containing summaries of research, powerpoint presentations, with one presentation on the S Drive in electronic format only (MS 415/2/1).
Files relating mainly to North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board projects, including their effect on the environment, in particular fisheries, and files relating to geese and wildfowl, 1934-1988; reports, proceedings and papers relating to ecological seminars and issues, 1949-1986; publications and newsletters, 1962-1991; items relating to civil defence, 1941-1966; correspondence about the principalship of University College, Dundee, 1936; photographs of plans 1775-1833 of Fife and Kinross, showing turnpikes and ferries; family papers, 1769-1838; maps and plans, c 1960s-1970s.