Resources

Anderston Library (interior): reading room, 18 McIntyre St, 1907 (©CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collection: The Mitchell Library, Special Collections)

 

Libraries, Archives and Special Collections in Glasgow and beyond where materials on literary societies and mutual improvement societies from this project are housed:

Argyll and Bute Council Archives, Lochgilphead

Caithness Archive Centre, now Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, Wick

Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

Mitchell LibraryMitchell Library Special Collections, and Glasgow City Archives (along with the Registrars), Glasgow. Visitor information and opening times for all are available here.

Modern Records Centre, University Library, Warwick

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh

Orkney Library & Archive, Kirkwall

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre, Heritage Hub, Hawick

Shetland Archives, Lerwick

University of Glasgow Library, University of Glasgow Archives, and University of Glasgow Special Collections

University of Strathclyde Archives and Special Collections, Glasgow

 

Secondary sources providing further contextual information on the materials listed on this website:

Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland, ed. by Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor (Gent and London: Academia Press and The British Library, 2009)

The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800-1900. Series 3: http://www.victorianperiodicals.com/series3/index.asp

The Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800-1900, ed. by John S. North, 2 vols. (Waterloo: North Waterloo Academic, 1989)

Weiss, Lauren, ‘The Literary Clubs and Societies of Glasgow during the Long Nineteenth Century: A City’s History of Reading through its Communal Reading Practices and Productions’ (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Stirling, 2017): The Literary Clubs and Societies of Glasgow during the Long Nineteenth Century

Weiss, Lauren, ‘The Manuscript Magazines of the Wellpark Free Church Young Men’s Literary Society’, in Media and Print Culture Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Victorian Reading Experience, ed. by Paul Raphael Rooney and Anna Gasperini (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 53-73.

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900http://wellesley.chadwyck.co.uk/home.do

 

Other useful websites:

Adams, Gordon, East Glasgow History: http://www.glasgowhistory.co.uk/

British Newspaper Archivehttps://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

Discover Glasgowhttp://www.discoverglasgow.org/home/4567845728

Ecclegen. Ministers of the Free Church of Scotland 1843-1900http://ecclegen.com/

The Glasgow Storyhttp://www.theglasgowstory.com/

Literary Bondshttp://www.literarybonds.org/

Old Glasgow Pubshttp://www.oldglasgowpubs.co.uk/

People Make Glasgowhttps://peoplemakeglasgow.com/

‘Post Office Directories. Glasgow’, National Library of Scotlandhttps://www.nls.uk/family-history/directories/post-office/index.cfm?place=glasgow

Robert Burns World Federationhttp://www.rbwf.org.uk/

Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgowhttp://royalphil.org/

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP)http://rs4vp.org/

Gerald Blaikie, Scotcitieshttp://www.scotcities.com/

Virtual Mitchellhttp://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/