Partnership agreements; memorandum and articles of association; directors’ reports and accounts; correspondence and papers relating to Thor Thoresen Linje; correspondence and papers relating to merger with Powell Duffryn; financial records; steamer regulations; house flag; voyage books; freight books; employment records; photographs; lists of men and ships lost in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 wars; papers relating to history of company and Robertson family.
Research papers of Geoffrey Tweedale gathered during the course of his research for his book 'Magic mineral to killer dust: Turner & Newall and the asbestos hazard' (2nd edition, 2001: Oxford University Press), which investigated the British company, Turner & Newall, one of the world's leading asbestos manufacturers.
The collection comprises:
Copies of more or less complete run of Turner & Newall compensation cases, 1921-1990s (c. 700 files). The copies were made by Tweedale from microfilms of the Turner & Newall company archives made by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1991 as part of a court case initiated in the USA by the Bank against Turner & Newall. Tweedale made a special study of these case files.
Series of subject files. The bulk of the contents is copies of correspondence and papers from the Turner & Newall archives. However, the series also contains material from other sources as well as Tweedale’s own notes and correspondence. Most of the material relates to Turner & Newall, but there is also material on other companies eg Johns Manville in the USA, Eternit, and Cape Asbestos as well as material on Canada, South Africa, and Australia. The series also includes biographical information on related people as well as press cuttings collected by Tweedale.
A selection of videotapes and DVDs mostly relating to Turner & Newall plus several transcripts of TV/radio programmes, dating back to the 1970s and early 1980s.
Material by and about George Forbes including publications and reports by Forbes; maps belonging to Forbes; testimonials for Forbes; recollections of Forbes by Jen Stockdale; articles on Forbes' carbon brushes; biographical information; bibliography of Forbes' writings; rules of University Club, Edinburgh and of New Club, North Berwick; Forbes' calling card; reprint of articles by James D. Forbes, Principal of St Andrews University.
Forbes, George, 1849-1936, engineer and astronomer
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
Sketches, travel diaries, notebooks, slides, photographs, reviews, press cuttings and scrapbooks relating to all of Wyllie's art projects and exhibitions. Also includes correspondence with other artists, Wyllie's lectures and writings, biographical information and publications about Wyllie.
Wyllie, George Ralston, 1921-2012, artist and sculptor
Minutes of Board of Management; annual reports to Church of Scotland; visitors' books; student records; examination papers; prospectus; biographical information on college staff; student memorabilia and magazines; photographs; library catalogue 1880; HMI reports on college; published books and articles about the college; Dundas Vale Practising School log books.
Collection of works relating to the fine arts and art history dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes exhibition and sale catalogues, biographies and critiques of artists, and texts on drawing, painting and sculpture.
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.
Minutes of meetings of Board of Management; student records; examination papers; biographical information about rectors and college staff; student memorabilia and magazine; photographs and press cuttings; library catalogue; HMI reports on college; published books and articles concerning the college.