The collection comprises plans, drawings, papers and printed articles produced by H. Gordon Slade, relating to the architecture of towns, villages, castles, stately homes and vernacular buildings, principally (though not exclusively) of the north east of Scotland, 1971 - 2001. Places represented by plans and drawings include Allerton; Arbuthnott House; Artamford; Balbithan House; Beldorney; Brampton Bryan Castle, Hereford; Broughton Castle; Carnousie; Castle Fraser; Cluny Castle; Craigston Castle; Druminnor; Fetternear; Fyvie Castle; Gareloch; Glamis Castle; Greenmill, Dumfries; Lickleyhead; Midmar Castle; Old Tain; Ormeclett Castle; Postern Park, Tonbridge; Rothiemay; Samson Houses; South Erradale; Tillycairn. There are also plans of the parish kirks of Aberdeen, St Nicholas; Cupar, St Michael; Dundee, St Mary; Edinburgh, St Giles; Edinburgh, Greyfriars; Elgin, St Giles; Haddington, St Mary; Linlithgow, St Michael; Perth, St John the Baptist; St Andrews, Holy Trinity; and Stirling, Holy Rood. As well as copies of short articles published in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, The Archaeological Journal, Garden History and others, there are manuscript and typescript drafts, together with related papers and original illustrations for Glamis Castle (London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 2000)
Papers of Harry Gordon Slade, architectural historian
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Administrative / Biographical History
Harry Gordon Slade, FSA, trained as an architect, and worked as an architect and inspector with English Heritage. He has undertaken extensive research and published several works on the architecture of the castles, stately homes and vernacular buildings of the north east of Scotland. As a member of the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, he makes regular contributions to their annual publication Vernacular Building. Other printed works include Glamis Castle (London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 2000).
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Deposited in the University in Apr 1983, and subsequently, by H. Gordon Slade
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H. Gordon Slade, Glamis Castle (London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 2000)
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