Fingalian Club


Along with a list of its office bearers, the Glasgow Post Office directory for 1856 to 1857 gives a brief summary of this club:

‘Its objects are to excite in its members (who must be Highlanders) a taste for mutual improvement; to cherish in them a love of History, Literature, and the Sciences, through the medium of meetings, for the delivery of Lectures, reading of Essays, and other communications; and also to form and secure for their behoof a select Gaelic and English Library. Meetings are held weekly in Hope Street Free Church Session House, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o’clock; half-yearly (for the election of directors) on the first Wednesdays of April and October; and annual general on Old New-Year’s-Day.’

(‘Fingalian Club’, ‘Educational and Literary Institutions’, Post-Office Glasgow Directory for 1856, 1857… (Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1856), p. 85)

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Source of Information

‘Fingalian Club’, ‘Educational and Literary Institutions’, Post-Office Glasgow Directory for 1856, 1857… (Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1856), p. 85


Mitchell Library

National Library of Scotland

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Additional Notes

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