Special and Named Printed Collections


A collection of 619 items in 80 volumes from the archive of the civil engineering firm of Robert Stevenson, his three sons Alan, David and Thomas, and later generations of the family. It comprises important works, mainly of the 19th century, on aspects of engineering, navigation, transport and lighthouses. Part of the collection was purchased in 1993 from Quentin Stevenson, a descendant of the family along with the firm's archive. Map material from the Stevenson family is held in the Map Library. Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Typescript inventory of the manuscripts (an inventory of manuscript maps and a shelf-list of recent accessions of printed maps is available for consultation in the Map Library).

A complete list of the printed items(except maps, charts and plans) is available.

Inventories of the manuscript items are also available: Acc.10706: Inventory of the business records of Robert Stevenson & Sons (PDF: 40 pages) and Acc.4215: Inventory of the records of Robert Stevenson and Sons (PDF; 8 pages)

Shelfmark: Stev.

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