The collection covers most periods of Geddes’s life, and nearly all of the places in which he lived and worked. It comprises correspondence, notes, pamphlets and books, photographs, maps, plans, prints and drawings, including Geddes' famous 'thinking machines'.
Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner
Minutes of the Trustees (from 1896 Governors) and Committees 1871-1911; minutes of the Committee on Teaching 1896-1908; annual and other reports 1879/1880-1907/1908; financial records and insurance policies 1872-1908; papers on the establishment of the Weaving School 1876-1880; agreement and papers concerning classes on bleaching and dyeing at the Young Technical Chemistry Laboratory 1880-1882; secretary's correspondence 1898-1910; student records, examination papers and results 1899-1905; diplomas 1877, 1896; papers on staffing 1901-1907; buildings and estates records 1877-1906; syllabuses 1877/1878-1879/1880, 1895/1896-1896/1897; papers on the amalgamation with the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College 1902-1908; press cuttings 1898-1907; design book with samples, of James Allison, Paisley 1900.
Incorporated Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College of Glasgow
Land and property records; legal documents; maps and plans; day books; financial records; production and sales records; staff time books; transport records; correspondence. Most of the records relate to the company's Gartsherrie Works.
Minutes and papers of the Town Planning Institute and other bodies; papers relating to Singapore and other Commonwealth work; papers relating to international work; papers relating to town planning education; correspondence; press cuttings; photographs; maps and plans.
Pepler, Sir George Lionel, 1882-1959, Knight, town planner
Documents and photographs relating to Labour Party conferences and party activists; press cuttings and articles about Mary Auld and Mary Sutherland; postcards illustrating people and events in labour history.
Job application and testimonials for position of director of Royal Technical College, Glasgow; articles and speeches; correspondence; notes on developments at Royal Technical College and Royal College of Science and Technology under Anderson's directorship; order of service of thanksgiving for Anderson's life.
Anderson, Sir David Stirling, 1895-1981, engineer and educationist
Minute books of the society and of the lottery committee; laws of the society; treasurer's book; cash receipt books for exhibitions; incoming letter book; exhibition catalogues; catalogue of books etc belonging to the society; library loans record; letter from Robert Burns.
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.