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A Memoir of John Elder
'A Memoir of John Elder, Engineer and Ship-builder' written by William John Macquorn Rankine and published by W. Blackwood in 1871.
A biography on celebrated ship-builder and founder of the Fairfield Shipyard in Govan.
The Elder Park Govan
Written by Archibald Craig and published for private circulation by J. MacLehose in 1891. The full title is 'The Elder Park, Govan: an Account of the Gift of the Elder Park and the Erection and Unveiling of the Statue of John Elder with Notices of the Lives of David Elder and John Elder, and Historical Sketches of Govan with Plates, Including Portraits'.
207 pages with images and portraits.
The History of Govan
Written by T.C.F Brotchie and originally published as 'The history of Govan, burgh and parish : historical, ecclesiastical, traditional, and municipal' by John Cossar, Govan in 1905 and subsequently republished in 1938 by Old Govan Club.
Contains 300 pages with 23 chapters and 31 plates of sketches by the author. The book includes an early history of Govan village and a history of Govan Burgh before its amalgamation with Glasgow in 1912.
Govan Rhymes and Other Poems
Govan Rhymes and Other Poems By The Late John Murray, Whitefield Works, Govan. Published by John Cossar, Govan in 1913.
Book of poetry including the poem "Iron Brew"
The Govan Weavers' Society
'A Short History of the Govan Weavers' Society, 1756-1956' written by Harry McNab published by Bi-centenary Committee of the Master Court, Govan, Glasgow in 1956.
Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Govan Weavers' Society in 1956 and republished in 2006 with an addendum for the years 1956-2006 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the society.
48 pages with illustrations and portraits, also includes lists of past Deacons and Collectors up to 1956.
A History of Govan
A History of Govan written by John Simpson and published by The Govan Fair Association in 1981.
Contains a history of Govan. Proceeds from the sales went to aid of Govan General Hospital Patients Welfare.
Govan Past & Present
Govan Past & Present written by John Simpson and published by The Govan Fair Association in 1985.
Contains images of Govan past and Present (1985). Proceeds from the sales went to aid of Govan General Hospital Patients Welfare.
56 pages of images.
Govan's Maritime Past
Govan's Maritime Past written by John Simpson and published by The Govan Fair Association in 1987.
Contains a history of Govan's maritime heritage. Proceeds from the sales went to aid of Govan General Hospital Patients Welfare.
Old OS Maps: Govan 1894
Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Govan 1894 by Gilbert Bell, published by Alan Godfrey Maps in 2011.
Copy of the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map of Lanarkshire Sheet 6.9. Revised 1894 and originally published 1896.
Folded Map ISBN-10: 1847844502 ISBN-13: 978-1847844507
Old OS Maps: Govan 1909
Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Govan 1909 by G. J. Cassidy, published by Alan Godfrey Maps in 1985.
Copy of the Third Edition Ordnance Survey map of Lanarkshire Sheet 6.9. Revised 1909 and originally published 1913.
Folded Map ISBN-10: 0850540194 ISBN-13: 978-0850540192
From Moorepark to 'Wine Alley'
'From Moorepark to "Wine Alley": Rise and Fall of a Glasgow Housing Scheme' written by Sean Damer and published by Edinburgh University Press in 1989.
This is a detailed study by University of Glasgow's Sean Damer of the history of the Moorepark housing scheme in Govan, infamously known as "Wine Alley". The illfated housing scheme was demolished in the early to mid 1990s.
A Govan Childhood: The 1930s
A Govan Childhood: The Nineteen Thirties was written by George Rountree and published by John Donald Publishers Ltd in 1992.
George was born in Govan and in his book he describes in detail the lively environment of Govan in the 1930s. We learn of the domestic detail of family life and the prevailing working conditions in the nearby shipyards.
250 Pages, includes images. ISBN-10: 0859763854 ISBN-13: 978-0859763851
'Old GOVAN' written by Bill Spalding and published by Stenlake Publishing in 1994.
This booklet consists mainly of images of Govan past with brief descriptions.
52 Pages of images. ISBN-10: 1872074472 ISBN-13: 978-1872074474
Govan on the Clyde
Govan on the Clyde written by Patrick Donnelly and published by Glasgow City Libraries and Archives in 1994.
This booklet contains a condensed and brief history of Govan with many great images of Govan.
68 Pages with 64 images and illustrations. ISBN-10: 0906169410 ISBN-13: 978-0906169414
Govan and its Early Medieval Sculpture
Edited by Anna Ritchie and published by Sutton Publishing Ltd in 1994.
Papers resulting from a conference held in May 1992, in the Pearce Institute, Govan, on the sculptured stones in Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow. Thirty-one early medieval and medieval stones survive of forty-seven recorded; the history of the stones and of two field monuments, the Doomster Hill and a well, are discussed.
192 pages with illustrations, maps and plans. ISBN-10: 0750907177 ISBN-13: 9780750907170
Govan and Its Carved Stones
Govan and Its Carved Stones written by Anna Ritchie and published by Pinkfoot Press in 1999.
A guide to the collection of 9th-11th century carved stones in Govan old parish church.
20 pages. ISBN-10: 1874012229 ISBN-13: 978-1874012221
Written by George Rountree and published by Stenlake Publishing in 2003. This booklet contains images of Govan past, each image comes with detailed descriptions and many reminiscences of the author. George Rountree is also the author of 'A Govan Childhood: The 1930s'
48 Pages with images. ISBN-10: 1840332654 ISBN-13: 978-1840332650
The Govan Weavers' Society
'A Short History of the Govan Weavers' Society, 1756-2006' written by Harry McNab and updated by David Philip published by the Master Court, Govan, Glasgow in 2006.
Originaly published in 1956 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Govan Weavers' Society this edition is a republication of the original with an addendum for the years 1956-2006 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the society.
80 pages with illustrations and portraits.
Historic Govan: Archaeology and Development by Chris Dalglish and Stephen T Driscoll with contributions by Irene Maver, Norman F Shead and Ingrid Shearer published in 2009 by the Council for British Archaeology.
This book is part of the Scottish Burgh Survey – a series funded by Historic Scotland designed to identify the archaeological potential of Scotland’s historic towns.
ISBN: 9781902771625. 200 pages, 135 illustrations.