S. F. Price Collection

Scope and Content

File of miscellaneous information concerning Glasgow and the surrounding area 1783-1933; Index of drawings and photos of ships built by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company LTD, 1803-1971; Indexes of ships built by various companies, 1861-1916; Papers read before the Institute of Naval Architects, 1879-1882; Printed items, 1903-1973; Photographs and dates of ships under construction by Charles Connell and Company, 1962-1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sylvia Price studied for a PhD that dealt with shipping before donating this collection to the University Archive


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Conditions Governing Access

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

The records were deposited by Sylvia Price 11th December 1997 (AccM/364).


The collection includes material on The Scott's Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Ltd, which begun in 1711 by John Scott, the Scott's Shipbuilding company was the first shipbuilding company in the world. It also has information relating to The Royal Institution of Naval Architects which was founded in 1860 and is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, repair and operation of ships, boats and marine structures.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History



None expected.

Additional Information

The material is original.

Personal Names