Dundee Harbour Commissioners

Scope and Content

Journal of the Steamboat Union 1821-1822; log book of steam ships Union and George IV 1824-1835; photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

Trade and industry in Dundee expanded considerably from the early 19th Century. Following the 1815 Harbour Act, the Commissioners for the harbour implemented plans by Thomas Telford to provide for larger sailing ships, cargoes and local ferries. By the end of the 19th Century, the Harbour Trustees ran the busy port; they later became known as the Dundee Port Authority.


Records are arranged chronologically.

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



Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, August 2001.

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Alternative Form Available

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

Custodial History



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Related Material

Records of Dundee Port Authority are held at Dundee City Archives.

Geographical Names