Glasgow Free Tron Literary Society


Members of this society were most likely part of the congregation of the Free Tron Church in the city centre. (For more information on this church, see ‘Glasgow — Tron‘ on the Ecclegen website.)

There is little currently known about this society. The primary information we have comes from the Glasgow Post Office Directory for 1853-1854, which lists this group as part of the Glasgow Free Church Literary Union (see ‘Additional Notes’ below).

Date of Existence


Source of Information

1. ‘Glasgow Free Church Literary Union’, ‘Local Institutions–Religious’, Glasgow Post-Office Annual Directory for 1853-1854… (Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1853), p. 79;

2. (Mentioned in Minute-Book of Free Church Students’ Literary Association: Minute-Book of the Free Church Students’ Literary Association, Glasgow, 1869-71 (UGSC, MS Gen898))


University of Glasgow Special Collections (UGSC)

Mitchell Library (Glasgow Post Office directory)

National Library of Scotland (NLS) (Glasgow Post Office directory)

Reference Number

(See Source of Information, and below)

Additional Notes

This society was part of the Glasgow Free Church Literary Union, which is listed separately.

The Glasgow Post Office directories are available at the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Scotland. Digitised copies are available through the NLS website: