Mather Collection re ship models
Research collection compiled by William McQuie Mather re model making. Includes photographs of ship models, vessels and correspondence with other ship model makers. See attached list and DX/641. From the Guide to Collections volume II: William McQuie Mather (1898-1963). Unable to pursue a career in the Royal Navy, William McQuie Mather served as a wireless officer in the Merchant Navy during World War I, and later joined the family business of chemical merchants. He was interested in maritime history and was involved in the foundation of the Liverpool Nautical Research Society and his bequest, funds the Mather Fellowship, a research post at the Centre for Port and Maritime History. He was also an enthusiastic model-maker and his model of the HMS Victory is on display in the World of Models gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and is seen by many as one of the finest ever built.