Papers of Ronald James Livesey, fl 1946-1994, civil engineer

Scope and Content

  • Professional diaries 1946-1994
  • Civil engineering projects c.1950s-1980s
  • Autobiography c.1990
  • Material relating to his father 1912-1919
  • Correspondence 1966

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald James Livesey , fl.1946-1994  began his engineering career as an apprentice at Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd , civil engineers, Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1946  . In 1947, he moved to Babtie, Shaw & Morton, Glasgow, Scotland and worked as an apprentice until becoming a junior assistant in 1951. In November 1951, he left to do his National Service with the Royal Engineers, Guillemont Barracks, Farnborough, England, returning in 1953. He remained with Babtie, Shaw & Morton for the rest of his working life, becoming an Associate in 1973 and Technical Director in 1991  . He retired in 1994.

Ronald Livesey was a member of a number of professional bodies: the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1956, Institution of Water Engineers 1957, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1971 and Fellow of the Institution of Water Engineers & Scientists 1974. In addition, he was awarded both the Miller Prize and the ICE Local Associates Medal in 1956.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: Ronald James Livesey: Flat 1/2, East Parkside, Edinburgh EH16 5XJ: January 1994: ACCN 1298

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom. Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA) NRA 38568 Livesey

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

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

Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

Received directly from creator


None expected

Related Material

UGD 5 Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd

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

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Compiled by Janice Miller, Archive Assistant, 27 May 2003