#BallastTrainee All about that box listing!

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This week I have been focusing on box listing Clyde Port Authority and Clyde Navigation Trust material from Glasgow City Archives. This has brought up some interesting findings, in particular volumes of 'Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects' and a beautiful set of watercolour plans of the Harbour of Glasgow from Clyde Navigation c.1875 and 1840. 

 Transactions of the Institutions of Naval Architects. 1927 and 1928. 


 Clyde Navigation. Plan of the Harbour of Glasgow. 1875. Watercolour on paper (with support). 


Clyde Navigation. Plan of the Harbour of Glasgow. 1840. Watercolour on paper (with support). 
Clyde Navigation. Plan of the Harbour of Glasgow, 1800. Watercolour on paper (with support). 

Box listing provides us with an overview of material we have been temporarily given to process whilst allowing us to make an assessment on the condition of the collection and the most appropriate method of storage. Box listing also allows us to identfy material that is significant for research and any material that may need special access restrictions, for example material which is covered by Data Protection. Understanding what we have is beneficial to the Trust, the archive, researchers and the collection itself. 

If you haven't already have a look over on our Twitter and our #Ballast30 initiative where we're uploading a fact every day all about the Trust! 

~ Jennifer Brunton, archives trainee





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