This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of references on Sir William Arrol but a list of those used in the development of this website.
Purvis, Sir Robert, “Sir William Arrol, A Memoir”, William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1913.
Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org Searchable online encyclopedia providing a useful starting point for any topic of research.
Aberdeen Weekly Journal
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder
Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette
Scotland’s People website – http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Searchable website for the National Records of Scotland with details of Scottish births, deaths, marriage, census records and wills.
Arrol, John (1994), “The Arrol, Arroll and Arrell Families”, Arrol House Publishers, Danville, California. A genealogy and history of the Arrol family. Read online or download from the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/arrolarrollarrel00arro
Arrol bridges other engineering works
Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd. “Bridges, Structural Steel Work, and Mechanical Engineering Productions”, Engineering Ltd, London, 1909. Read online or download from the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/BridgesStructuralSteelWorkAndMechanicalEngineeringProductions
Canmore – http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/ The searchable website of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland with photographs, maps, drawings and documents on Scottish buildings and landscapes.
RCAHMS, “The Sir William Arrol Collection: A Guide to the Scottish Material held in
the National Monuments Record of Scotland”, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1998.
RCAHMS, “The Sir William Arrol Collection: A Guide to the International Material held in
the National Monuments Record of Scotland”, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2000.
Paxton, Roland (ed), “100 Years of the Forth Bridge”, Thomas Telford, London, 1990.
McKean, Charles, “Battle for the North, the Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th-Century Railway Wars” Granta Books, London, 2006.
Biggart, A S. “Sir William Arrol: A Biographical Sketch of the Great Bridge Builder” Cassier’s 1898. Republished at http://ctgpublishing.com/sir-william-arrol-biography/
Parkhead History website – http://parkheadhistory.com. An illustrated history of Parkhead and the east end of Glasgow.
Development & Regeneration Services, “Dennistoun – Conservation Area Approval”, Glasgow City Council, 2005. Download from Glasgow City Council website at http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=6244
Baines, Edward, “History of the Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain” H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson, London, 1835. Read or download from the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/historyofcottonm00bainrich
Scottish-American Soldiers’ Monument Committee, “The Lincoln Monument in memory of Scottish-American soldiers, unveiled in Edinburgh, August 21, 1893”, W. Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1893. Read online or download from the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/lincolnmonument1621scot
Thanks go to the following whose help was invaluable in finding resources for this website.
Friends of Seafield House
Campaigning to save Seafield House, Sir William Arrol’s former home in Ayr.
Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library