Collection MS 418 - Dennis Collins: the Tay Rail Bridge

New Tay Viaduct from south west Casting of brick arching at Wormit, Tay Viaduct New Tay viaduct, the gap Tay Rail Bridge under construction Pontoon for sinking cylinders New Tay Viaduct, pontoon for sinking cylinders Pontoon floating to pier 27 New Tay Viaduct, view north from pier 31 New Tay viaduct, brick shafts Erecting superstructure Erecting superstructures, pier 14 Piers on the curve Piers from south end Isometrical drawing of piers & span Pontoon for lifting girders Transferring span New Tay Viaduct, girders transferring span Drawing out girders in yard Taking out girders Placing new girders Girders on the jetty Men on span Girders floating out span Girders leaving the jetty Tay Bridge span No 18
Results 1 to 25 of 33 Show all

Identity area

Reference code

MS 418

Title

Dennis Collins: the Tay Rail Bridge

Date(s)

  • 1880s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 album; 1 folder

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Dennis Collins was born, and raised in Dundee. He started his career as a Solicitor in 1957 and also lectured part-time at the University of St Andrews and subsequently the University of Dundee from 1960 - 1979. Mr Collins was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors in Dundee in 1987 and became an Honorary Sheriff in 1988. Amongst other titles he held, Mr Collins was also appointed the Honorary Consul for France in 1976, a position held for 20 years. He was also the Honorary Secretary for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for 28 years. Mr Collins also held a number of posts relating to his hobbies which included stamp collecting, local history and gardening. Mr Collins died on 15th July 2017 aged 87 years.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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

Accruals

Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

MS 418

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places