The Museum does not collect written material unless it is directly related to an item in the collection. Such material is referenced in the appropriate catalogue entry. A few reference items which are used to assist in the administration of the Museum are however retained and these are listed below. Visitors to the museum may view these on request.

  • ANDERSON, J.K., HAMILTON J.A.K et al. Forth Road Bridge. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 32, Issue 3, 01 November 1965, pages 321 –512.
  • BAKER, B. The Forth Bridge (Read at the British Association Montreal 1884). Bedford Press, London 1884.
  • BENNETT, J.A. & BROWN, O. The Compleat Surveyor. Whipple Museum of History and Science, Cambridge, 1982.
  • CAMERON, A.D.. The Caledonian Canal. Melven Press, Perth, 1983.
  • COOKE TROUGHTON & SIMMS Ltd. Surveying Instruments (Catalogue and price list). COOKE TROUGHTON & SIMMS Ltd, York, 1975.
  • DINNIS F.R.. A Catologue of the Exhibit Early Uses of Concrete in Edinburgh Roads which includes a selection of Surveying Instruments and an Ediograph in use c. 1872. The Institution of Municipal Engineers, 1972.
  • DONALDSON S.J. (Ed). Forth Bridge: Restoring an Icon. Lily Publications Ltd (for and on behalf of Network Rail and Balfour Beatty), 2012.
  • (THE) FEDERATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS. The British Civil Engineering Contracting Industry Illustrated History. The Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors. London 1956.
  • FORTH ROAD BRIDGE JOINT BOARD. The Forth Road Bridge. FORTH ROAD BRIDGE JOINT BOARD, undated. (Donated by Mr Jonathan Lang 2014/005.)
  • FORTH ROAD BRIDGE JOINT BOARD, SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, et al. Forth Road Bridge. Unknown publisher, unknown date.
  • FORTH ROAD BRIDGE (LOCAL AUTHORITIES) JOINT COMMITTEE. The Economic Justification for the Forth Road Bridge. Forth Road Bridge (Local Authorities) Joint Committee, July 1936.
  • FORTH ROAD BRIDGE (LOCAL AUTHORITIES) JOINT COMMITTEE. The Traffic Case for the Forth Road Bridge. Forth Road Bridge (Local Authorities) Joint Committee, July 1936.
  • FORTH ROAD BRIDGE (LOCAL AUTHORITIES) JOINT COMMITTEE. Historic Statement as to the Ferry at Queensferry. Forth Road Bridge (Local Authorities) Joint Committee, July 1936.
  • HALDENS OF MANCHESTER. General catalogue of Survey Equipment / Vernier Theodolites / Mining Traverse Outfits / Levels and Accessories. J Halden & Co Ltd, Stockport, unknown date.
  • HALL, W. On the Floating Railways across the Forth and Tay Ferries; in Connection with the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 20, Issue 1861, 01 January 1861, pages 376 –384.
  • HAMMOND, ROLT. The Forth Bridge and its Builders. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1964.
  • HOLBRO. 1969 Drawing and Surveying Apparatue Catalogue No 8. Lonsdale Universal Ltd, Cheltenham, 1969.
  • HOUSE, J. Robert Paterson Builder 1827-1977. Robert Paterson Construction Ltd, 1977.
  • INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS. Shaping the World – Two Hundred Years of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Artifice Press Ltd, 2018.
  • MACKAY, S. Bridge Across the Century The Story of the Forth Bridge. Moubray House, 1990.
  • MILLER, G. Samuel Brown and Union Chain Bridge. Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, Horncliffe, Berwick-upon Tweed, 1918.
  • PAXTON R. An appraisal of Dalhousie iron viaduct (1830-46) on the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway extension. Heriot-Watt University: Civil and Offshore Engineering, 1998.
  • PAXTON R. An Engineering Assessment of the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway (1807–1846), in Guy A. & Rees J. Early Railways. London: The Newcomen Society. p82-102. 2001.
  • PAXTON R (Ed). Spanning the Centuries – An anthology of essays reflecting the influence and heritage of the UNION BRIDGE to celebrate its Bicentenary 1820 – 26th July – 2020, The Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2020.
  • PAXTON, R. & SHIPWAY, J. Civil Engineering Heritage Scotland – Highlands and Islands. Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2007.
  • PAXTON, R.A., Kerr, J and McBeth, D.G. Our Engineering Heritage. Three Notable Examples in the Edinburgh Area. Dean Bridge / Leith Docks / Forth Rail Bridge. The Institution of Civil Engineers (c. 1979 [undated]).
  • PAXTON, R. & SHIPWAY, J. Civil Engineering Heritage Scotland – Lowlands and Borders. Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2007.
  • PHILLIPS, P. The Forth Bridge in its Various Stages of Construction and Compared with the Most Notable Bridges of the World. R Grant & Son, Edinburgh 1890. (This item is entered in the museum catalogue as 2013/025.)
  • PICKWORTH, C.N. The Slide Rule. Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1955.
  • REECE, N.E. Surveying and Levelling for Builders. George Newnes Ltd, London, 1950.
  • SHIPWAY, J.S. Tay rail bridge centenary – some notes on its construction 1882-87. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Part 1, Volume 86, December 1986, pages 1089-1109.
  • SOCIETY OF CHIEF OFFICERS OF TRANSPORTATION IN SCOTLAND. A History of the County Surveyors’ Society in Scotland 1931 – 1996. Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland, 2004.
  • STIMSON, A.N. & DANIEL, C.StJ.H. The Cross Staff Historical Use and Modern Use. Harriet Wynter Ltd, London 1977.
  • TAWSE & ALLAN CE. The Old and New Bridges over the River Don at Inverurie 1791 and 1924. D Wylie & Son, Aberdeen, 1925. This book belonged to James H Davidson ARIBA FRIAS and was donated to the museum in January 2019 by his son Hamish Davidson.
  • TWEEDALE, G. Calculating Machines and Computers. Shire Publications plc, undated.
  • WALKER, M & HARRISON, J. “P.I.C.” Slide Rules Book of Instructions for the Standard, Rietz and Engineers’ Patterns with log-log scales. Booklet 3660 PIC Slide Rules, undated.
  • WATT, D. The Queensferry Crossing Vision to Reality. Lily Publications, Ramsay, Isle of Man, 2017.
  • WESTHOVEN, W. The Forth Bridge. Engineering, January 1890. (This item is entered in the museum catalogue as 2014/008.)