There is very little currently known about this club. There is only a brief mention of this group in the minutes of the Glasgow and District Burns Club. We learn a bit more from the ‘Club Notes’ of the 1910 Annual Burns Chronicle and Club Directory, that includes an obituary of one of this club’s members, Mr D. C. Wardrop. While he was then a current member of the Queen’s Park Burns Club (in the south side of the city), Wardrop was formerly secretary of the Sandyford Burns Club. In addition, he helped to found the National Burns Club and was its first secretary. The obituary is of interest as it offers a good summary of the life of a ‘prominent Glasgow Burnsian’.
Date of Existence
Source of Information
1. (Mentioned in minutes of Glasgow and District Burns Club: Minute entry, 11 December 1907, Glasgow and District Burns Club, Minutes, 8 November 1907-5 September 1912, p. 9 (MLSC, 891709));
2. ‘Club Notes’, ‘Obituary’, in BC, ed. by D. M’Naught, No. XIX (Kilmarnock: Burns Federation, January 1910), p. 129
Mitchell Library Special Collections (MLSC) (Minutes, and Annual Burns Chronicle)
National Library of Scotland (NLS)
891709 (MLSC) (Minutes)
BNS19BUR (MLSC) (Annual Burns Chronicle)
General Reading Room (stored offsite), Y.233, available no. 1-34 25th Jan. 1892-Jan. 1925 (NLS) (Annual Burns Chronicle)
‘BC‘ refers to the Annual Burns Chronicle and Club Directory, which was published yearly since 1892. Hard copies are available at the Mitchell Library Special Collections and the National Library of Scotland. Many of them have been digitised and are available through the Robert Burns World Federation website: http://www.rbwf.org.uk/digitised-chronicles/.
This list of Burns chronicles as sources of information gives the first year the club was included in the chronicle, and thereafter only for the years where the information is different from the previous year’s listing. In keeping with the scope of this study (1800-1914), only the chronicles published between 1892 and 1914 are included.