The G. Ronald Cameron Collection.

Scope and Content

Material used in education and training about the jute industry; articles and leaflets on the jute industry and Caird (Dundee) Ltd; photographs and cuttings relating to jute and Cairds; c 1955-c 1966

Administrative / Biographical History

After Morgan Academy and accountancy training with Don & Stewart CA in Dundee, G. Ronald Cameron volunteered for service with the RAFVR with which he had war service in Belgium and Singapore. Following the war he was PA to his father, the sole proprietor of G. M. Cameron, Furniture Manufacturer, Dundee. Consequent upon the latter's death and the later loss of family control, G. Ronald Cameron joined Caird (Dundee) Ltd., Ashton Works, in the quality control and research department as a textile technologist. He also set up a training school for young new weavers included in which they were taught a history of the jute industry. He was also responsible for producing display stands for London exhibitions, which in design embraced the history of the jute industry and the firm's products. The decline of the jute industry in view, he graduated and was a Principal Teacher of economics and accountancy. He was gazetted for lengthy TA service. Since his retirement he has regularly visited in the Far East, particularly Singapore.


The material is arranged as described above.

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

The records were given to the University by Lt. Colonel Cameron. Where the items are copies the originals are presently retained by him.


Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist, May 2003.

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.


None expected.


Some of the images are available on the SCRAN website.

Additional Information

The material is original and copies. Originals of the latter are held by Lt. Colonel Cameron.

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