Ronald Farquharson Collection

Scope and Content

Paper on the Port of Dundee dated 1951 and photographs taken as part of the Cold War Beach Survey N.I.D., 1958

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Farquharson, M.I.C.E., B.Sc was a Chartered Civil Engineer who studied at University College, Dundee before graduating from St Andrew's University. He was a member of the University Officer Training Corps (1936-1940). As an officer in the Royal Engineers he served in India, Burma and the Far East during World War II. He was the Resident Engineer for the construction of Queen Elizabeth Wharf at Dundee Harbour in the early 1950s and wrote the history of the Harbour for the 1951 Harbour Handbook. After the completion of Queen Elizabeth Wharf in 1954 (now the site of new housing), Mr Farquharson worked as a consulting engineer. He returned to Dundee Harbour as Port Engineer in 1971 where he remained until his retirement in 1985 at the age of 65. Photographs were taken for strategic purposes during the Cold War and retained by Mr Farquharson as engineer to the Defence Planning Group.


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Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Gifted by Mr Ronald Farquharson through the auspices of Professor Brian Makin, FIEE, FRSE, School of Engineering, University of Dundee

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper and photographs

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Mary Young, 2007

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


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