Collection of ship negatives of Dr William Lind, c1840s-1970s

Scope and Content

  • Photomarine negatives of ships, including where they were built c1940s-1970s

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection was bought at an auction by Dr William Lind. It is not known who had previously put it together, or to whom the negatives previously belonged. The negatives have been fully listed on an Access database called Photomarine_Ship_Negatives.mdb which is available to readers in the public searchroom at Glasgow University Archive Services.

William Lind gained his early industrial experience in his father's quarrying business. He served his apprenticeship as a shipwright at the Lamont shipyard in Greenock, before entering National Service in the Royal Army Service Corps (now the Royal Corps of Transport), where he was awarded a commission and also served as Adjutant to his regiment. On completion of his National Service he enlisted in the Territorial Army, serving until his retirement in 1972, and achieving the rank of Lt Colonel. It was in the 1970s that he first became involved with the Business Archives Council of Scotland, a forum linking academic and business interest in promoting the survival, collection, and study of business records. He was appointed Honorary Secretary of the BAC(S) in 1975 and, in this capacity he was active in rescuing records from a number of Scottish businesses, and also in raising funds towards the appointment of the BAC(S) Surveying Officer. He also personally surveyed technical records and plans on behalf of the BAC(S), the University of Glasgow, and the National Archives of Scotland. His passion for industrial history has contributed to the survival of the business records of a number of Scottish businesses.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: Dr William Lind: 1985

Other Finding Aids

Access database available to readers in the public searchroom at Glasgow University Archive Services.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UGD 301, Papers of William Lind

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Collection catalogued by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 14 January 2005 (fonds level description) and by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff (lower level descriptions). Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 14 Januray 2005. Edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 8 October 2012.


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