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Superstructure of HMS Ramillies, 1892
Photograph of part of the upper superstructure of Royal Sovereign Class Battleship HMS Ramillies showing lookout stations

HMS Barham
View of the forward barbettes, one with a rain cover over it, of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of construction of upper decks of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
View of the forecastle deck looking forward of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse showing the mainmast, with battle honours painted on, and flying the White Ensign flag, having just been commissioned.

Settlers Guide to New Zealand, c 1886
Cover of 'The Settlers Guide to New Zealand' by George Vesey Stewart

First record of Tartan, 1538
First official recorded mention of tartan within clothing accounts for King James V in 1538. The entry for 'Heland tartane' reads as follows:

ITEM in the first for ij elnis ane quart[er] eln[e] of va-
riant cullorit veluet to be the Kingis grace ane schort
heland coit p[re]ce of the eln[e] vj li~ Su[m]ma xiij li~ x d~
Item for iij elnis quarter elne of grene taffatyis
to lyne the said coit w[i]t[h] p[re]ce of the elne x s~ Su[m]ma xxxij s~ vj d~
Item for iij elnis of heland tertane to be hoiss to the
kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne iiij s~ iiij d~ Su[m]ma xiij s~
Item for xv elnis of Holland claith to be syde heland
sarkis to the kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne viij s~
Summa vj li~

Cabin Drawing Room "A" Deck looking forward on the Canadian Pacific Line liners Montcalm & Montclare
Photograph of the Cabin Drawing Room "A" Deck looking forward on the Canadian Pacific Line liners Montcalm & Montclare.

RMS Queen Elizabeth
Photograph documenting the construction of the RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown ship yard, Clydebank.

6 Squadron A Team, Mosul polo week, June 7-12 1926
Photograph of 6 Squadron A Team, Mosul polo week, June 7-12 1926 (Stewart-Peter, Stevenson, Toby Long and Selby-Lowndes)