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
Miscellaneous documents relating to World War I and in particular to Private James Braid, Captain Patrick Duncan, William Cuthill and Captain John (Jack) Macqueen, including war poetry, correspondence, military documents, photographs, maps and plans, 1915-1919.
Daily rainfall postcards, and weekly charts of water levels at selected sites in Scotland and Cumbria including loch levels and river gauging stations. The places recorded include: River Garry, Ness, Foyers, Dochfour Ferry (Ness), Arkaig, Moriston, Gairlochy, Loch Oich, Ness - Fort Augustus, Glen Quoich Lodge, Spey, Aberlour, Spey-Laggan Bridge, Loch Arkaig, Ness Castle Farm, Loch Garry, Spey-Lochaber, Windermere Records, Loch-Gairlochy, Loch Garth, River Oich, River Foyers, River Dee. Also includes Norman Lockyer Observatory Council's Reports, Directors Reports, photograph albums, plans.
Manuscripts of, notes for, and correspondence relating to a proposed Flora of Angus by Robert Henry Corstorphine and Mrs Margaret Corstorphine, continued by [Sir] George Taylor, mainly c.1910-1960. [See also: papers retained by Department of Biological Sciences].
(Symons's) British Rainfall, 1865-1968; General Tables of Total Rainfall from British Rainfall, 1928-1968; Monthly and annual totals of Rainfall for the United Kingdom, 1970-1971; Snow Survey of Great Britain, 1967-1989 (These Annual publications gave the official record of rainfalls in the UK - monthly for all sites, with further records of notable daily falls where warranted - and records of snow falls and snow lines on mountains around Britain. The last publication(s) and associated survey were abandoned as a cost-cutting measure in the early 1990s); and copies of Thunderstorm Survey (1970 & 1978) published by Thunderstorm Census Organisation.
Volume of photographs of scenes from in and around the city of Braunschweig (Brunswick), northern Germany. The name of the city and the date along with a dedication written to 'Herrn und Frau McKean' from 'Anna Uhlendorf.' The volume appears to have been a gift from the latter to the former. The album contains 35 photographs, 27 at the front and seven at the end - the majority of the album is empty. The photographs seem to have been taken by professional photographers. The album was gifted in 1889 but contains photographs dating up to 1894, suggesting that the photographs were added later. The photographs at the rear of the album are slightly different in subject matter from those at the front since they relate to events such as the visit of the Kaiser in 1889.
The McKeans had two daughters: Katherine (Kathie) (1880-1968) and Elsie (b 1883?). Elsie married a local businessman called Arthur Kiel and remained in Germany. Her father retired in 1912 and returned to Scotland with his daughter Kathie – it is probable that his wife predeceased him while they were still in Germany. He lived in Newport, Fife, until his death in 1925. Kathie never married but maintained contact with several people in Germany, some of whom visited her at her home near Dundee in Scotland, including Nellie Bruell (later Nellie Friedrichs). In Braunschweig she was also friends with the children of Alice Thiele-Smith, who was originally from Aberdeenshire and was the sister of the noted Scottish divine and theologian, William Robertson Smith. Alice Thiele-Smith’s daughter Jeannie was a class mate of Elsie McKean Kiel and Ella Pauline Herxheimer (also known as Didi) and all three women maintained their friendship long after their school days. Kathie even in 1922 became godmother of Ruth Thiele, daughter of Alice’s son William. Elsie and her husband left Germany before the Second World War and moved to Britain, though during the War because of their German citizenship they were incarcerated for a while. Elsie McKean Kiel’s son Herwart McKean Kiel (b 1913 – d 1995) fought in the Black Watch regiment during the War. In civilian life he was a photographer.
Contains documents on Dundee University Expeditions led from 1968 to 1979 by Roger Allen and Malcolm Slesser. The collection includes correspondence of the members of the expeditions, plans relating to the expedition, reports, articles, leaflets, tourist guides, and photos from the Greenland expeditions.
The volumes consist of four log books and one volume showing various lists kept by Walter Kinnes and David Esplin on board the SS Active during expeditions to Hudson Bay and Straits and also relates to Mica mining.
Aerial photographs of Dundee, mainly west end and centre, and surrounding district These photographs were presumably taken by the Air Ministry during the Second World War. They mostly cover Dundee's city centre and also the area known as the West End. Some have lines marking out the then campus of University College, Dundee, suggesting they were owned by the College. Stamps indicate that they were cleared for release by the Air Ministry in 1945. Given this information it is possible that they were acquired by University College for use during the planning of the British Association Meeting held in Dundee in 1947 or for the Cooper Report into University College in 1949
Photographs of the Middle East, particularly Israel, Palestine and the Scottish Mission Hospital at Tiberias, also North Africa 1880-1968, France and Serbia 1916-1918, India 1936, Europe, U.S.A., Canada 1954-1974; subjects are views, the hospital, local people and customs, biblical representations, flora and fauna, medical conditions, World War I; photographs by the Torrance family; professional and commercially produced photographs, postcards, lantern slides, film strips, particularly of Israel, Palestine and Middle East mainly by G. Eric Matson of American Colony, c.1920-1972, also "L&L", Photoglob Zurich(photographs derived from Bonfils), and others; notebooks kept by Torrance of flora and fauna, biblical references, local customs, 1929-1973, medical conditions c.1940; rules on nurses' attitude to patients, early 20th cent.
This collection of plans contains only those not part of a specific manuscript collection. It also includes photographs and photocopies of plans held outwith the University Library, or of plans in one of the numbered MS collections
Notebooks and other material relating to Scarth's time at St Catherine's; Correspondence, files and papers relating to Scarth's employment at University of Dundee, his teaching and research, also photographic material. Research papers and photographic material relating to Scarth's publications.