Yesterday I was lucky enough to stumble on a site I had not found before.
The site is very extensive, and has members interested in all sorts of maritime topics. Not only that, but the members are clearly very active and have already offered me a great deal of help towards my research.
I would recommend it to anyone and signing up is simple, quick and efficient.
The thread I have started about Robb’s can be found at:
This is just one of the many links I am trying to follow up for my research whilst working away from home during term time, so my apologies to all if I seem a little slow at times.
John Stevenson did warn me that there was a lot of information about Robb’s to be had, and my visits to the Scottish National Archive have confirmed this. I could spend weeks there, but am confined to the odd day in the holidays for now. It is always very special when I do get there, to look at and touch pieces of history, there or when being shown or loaned privately held artefacts is truly awe inspiring.
However, I think that the strength of my book will be the inclusion of the experiences and memories of those who worked at Robb’s and am very keen to meet and interview anyone who has a contribution to make. To hear it from those who were a part of the firm is another amazing experience and really brings my research alive. Please don’t hold back as there is much to be learned. What may seem small matters to you may be crucial parts of this immense jigsaw I am putting together!
Thanks to everyone who has helped me so far, please keep in touch.
Copyright: Ruth Patterson 2010