The collection appears to comprise legal, estate and financial records of the Leith Buchanan Family and their antecedents. The documents, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, relate to land and property in the area around Drymen. Although most refer to title deeds and the purchase or transfer of property, some documents list rents paid and crops grown on the family estates, and a few list the debts owed by individuals, perhaps at the time of their death.
Correspondence; class ticket; subscriptions by students for Ure's benefit; prospectus of lectures; copies of Ure's published papers; licence from Andrew Ure to Patrick Cruikshank to use equipment for evaporating syrups and juices on St Vincent; details of patents by Ure; notice regarding his appointment at Belfast Academical Institution; items on his experiments with galvanism; articles about his work; biographical information and obituaries.
Plans by Thomas Rickman, architect; halls building committee minutes; psalm book; pulpit bible of the Reverend Robert Dickson; information on stained glass windows, plaques and memorials, including family tree of the Campbells of Tullichewan.
Series of 18 photographs and postcards depicting aspects of the history of the University of Strathclyde since its establishment in 1796; photograph of Iain Boyle receiving honorary degree, 2000; photograph of George Birkbeck, 1823.