The only information we currently have on this society comes from the 1885-1886 Glasgow Post Office directory, which lists the group’s object, admissions policy, subscription rate, and office bearers:
‘The object of this society is to give a course of literary and musical evenings during the winter months. The entertainments to be provided as far as possible from amongst the subscribers and the proceeds to be devoted to charitable institutions. Amateurs (ladies or gentlemen) of literary or musical talent joining this society, and approved of by the committee, are enabled to take part in the entertainments during the session. Annual subscription, 7s. 6d. President, Rev. E. P. Phillips, vice-president, Councillor M. Simons, ; hon. treasurer, Isidor Morris, 7 Somerset Place; hon. secretary, Henry Salomon, 319 Sauchiehall Street’.
(‘Glasgow Montefiore Literary and Musical Society’, ‘Musical Institutions’, Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1885-1886… (Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1885), p. 129)
Date of Existence
Source of Information
‘Glasgow Montefiore Literary and Musical Society’, ‘Musical Institutions’, Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1885-1886… (Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1885), p. 129
National Library of Scotland
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: https://www.nls.uk/family-history/directories/post-office/index.cfm?place=Glasgow