Tay Bridge Collection
- 1832-1980 (Creation)
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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.
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Usually chronological within series.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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National Archives of Scotland and the University of St.Andrews.
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The reference MS 30 was previously used for papers of Professor J.E.A.. Steggall which have now been transferred to UR-SF 3.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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