Collection: David Ferguson (GUAS Ref: UGC 176)
David Ferguson was born in Glasgow c1857 and died in 1936. He studied at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (now the University of Strathclyde) and at the University of Glasgow. Prior to his university career he worked as a surveyor and mining engineer, although he is also known as a geologist and Antarctic explorer. He kept detailed notes of both his work, such as calculations, maps and field notes, and his travels, and some volumes read as travel journals.
This image shows the first two pages of the first of four journals of his mining expedition to Iran, covering January-April 1891.
(GUAS Ref: UGC 176/1/2 p1-2. Copyright reserved.)
For further information on the papers of David Ferguson archive, please see the online catalogue.
Collection: James Templeton & Co Ltd (GUAS Ref: UGD 90)
James Templeton & Co Ltd of Glasgow, whose iconic Bridgeton factory was modelled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice, was the largest manufacturer of quality carpets in the British Empire and was the largest employer in Glasgow in the 1950s, with around 7,000 workers. James Templeton led the way in technical innovation when he adopted the chenille principle in 1839.
This image shows the Templeton adaptation of the Ardebil (Persian) carpet.
(GUAS Ref: UGD 90. Copyright reserved.)
For further information on the papers of James Templeton & Co Ltd archive, please see the online catalogue.