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Rambles Round Glasgow
by Hugh Macdonald

Editor of the "Glasgow Citizen."


The thread of the gossamer, "a trifle light as air," shows the way of the wind; the evanescent foam-bell upon the surface of the stream indicates the tendency of the current; and the dedication of my little book may serve to manifest the drift of my feelings towards one whom I regard as a friend and benefactor. Permit me therefore to inscribe it to you, with every sentiment of respect and gratitude.

Yours faithfully,


Here is a list of our resources about Glasgow...

By Robert Renwick LL.D. and Sir John Lindsay L.D. in 3 volumes
Volume VI - Lanark - City of Glasgow
by Robert Alison, 1892. in 5 volumes
Or Glimpses of Conditions, Manners, Characters and Oddities of the City By John Strang LL.D. (1857)

Minute Book of the Board of Green Cloth 18091820
With Notices of the Members (1891) (pdf)

Two reports for 1889 and 1891
A pdf article from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

Pictures of Glasgow 1911 (pdf)

Bygone Glasgow
Sketches of Vanished Corners in the City and Suburbs by David Sall (1896) (pdf)

Glasgow in 1901
By James Hamilton Muir (pdf)

Glasgow Memorials
By Robert Renwick (1908) (pdf)

The River Clyde and the Harbour of Glasgow
By Sir James D. Marwick, LL.D., F.R.S.E., Town-Clerk of Glasgow (1898)

The River Clyde and the Clyde Burghs
The City of Glasgow and its old relations with Rutherglen, Renfrew, Paisley, Dumbarton, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Rothsey and Irvine by the late Sir James D. Marwick, LL.D. (1909) (pdf)

Old Glasgow
The Place and the People, from the Roman Occupation to the Eighteenth Century by Andrew MacGeorge (1880) (pdf)

The Grievances of the Working Classes
And the Pauperism and Crime of Glasgow with their Causes, Extent, and Remedies by J. Smith, M.A. (1846) (pdf)

Glasgow Today
In 1909 (pdf)

The Glasgow Story [External site]

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