Marine Art and the Clyde
Jones-Sands Publishing, 2000.
a fine, important work in the field of marine art, being a study of the Clyde’s shipping and shipbuilding as depicted by the marine artists of the 19th century; including the work of Robert Salmon and William Clark. the authoritative text is complemented by a wealth of colour illustration.
“By Road Across the Sea”, the history of Atlantic Steam Navigation Company ltd.
Ferry Publications, 1990
“Nor’ard of the Dogger” or deep sea trials and gospel triumphs
being the story of the initiation, struggles, and successes of the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen
by E.J. Mather.
London, James Nisbet, 1889
an early impression of this famous text
“Royal Mail”, a centenary history of the Royal Mail Line 1839-1939
Trade and Travel Publications, 
….Report from Vice-Admiral Sir. W.Parker, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean, of Trials of Sailing between her Majesty’s Ships ‘Thetis’ and ‘Spartan’…..
‘Thetis’ and ‘Spartan’
London, Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, July 1849