‘Gathering of the Clans’, history of the Clan Line Steamers Ltd.
Shield Publications, 1988.
1894 manuscript letter from David Cairns, ship owner of Leith
single sheet letter on attractive headed paper, from David Cairns to Edinburgh solicitors Thomson, Duncan & Black, in which he requests further payment for duties as an expert witness, and advises that he will try and avoid such duties in the future as they are not worth the payment.
19th century bill of lading for a cargo bound for Ampanan from Singapore
a bill of lading dated 27th August 1842 at Singapore, for a cargo of ‘thirtyone boxes china cask[?]’ to be shipped on board the ship ‘James’ Ampanan [modern day Ampana in Indonesia] from Singapore.
Signed by the ship’s Master, John Ross.
14×26.5cm. good condition.
Aboard Queen Mary II, a purser’s life on the Glasgow Boat
Orr, Richard M.
The Grimsay Press, 2011.
an entertaining glimpse of daily life on board on board one of the Clyde’s best loved excursion ships between 1958 and 1964
Advent of Steam, the merchant steamship before 1900
Robert Gardiner (editor)
a volume in Conway’s authoritative “History of the Ship” series.
American Line (1871-1902)
Flayhart, William Henry III
W W Norton, 2000.
a well illustrated and comprehensive history of the early American steamship line, formed in the wake of the disastrous effect on the American merchant marine caused by the civil war and quickly becoming the only American trans-Atlantic shipping line competing with Europe
Ancient Boats in N.W. Europe, the archaeology of water transport to AD 1500
a scholarly work on water transport — rafts, boats and ships, in north west Europe, from the late palaeolithic period to the later middle ages.