Records of the Institute of Engineers & Shipbuilders of Scotland, trade association, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1857-1959
  • Financial records 1857-1952
  • Roll book 1902-1945
  • Proceedings book 1893-1896

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland was founded in 1857  to promote the advancement of engineering science and practice. Its founders included James Napier, engineer; Walter Watson; and Andrew McOnie, engineer. From its early days the institution had a student section. Past presidents have included William Macquorn Rankine, engineer; Walter Montgomerie Neilson, locomotive builder, and Robert Stephenson, civil engineer. Early honorary members included the physicists Lord Kelvin, James Prescott Joule, R Clausius and the engineer Henry Besemer. Membership of the institution is open to all engineering disciplines. The Institution continues to exist in 2002.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Loan : Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland : Glasgow : 1982

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

File level list available in searchroom and at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2503) and London (NRA25306)

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Additional Information

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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 3 May 2002

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