Edwin Scrymgeour Collection Box 1

Scope and Content

Papers of Edwin Scrymgeour (E.S.) including:

"Rules, Constitution and Songs of the Scottish Prohibition Party" (instituted Dundee, 14 Nov. 1901), 1909 print
(1 booklet)

Correspondence regarding invitation to Pledge Signing Centenary at Preston, 1932

Seven Men of Preston - official handbook for Pledge Signing Centenary and 64th anniversary of introduction of International Order of Good Templars into England, to be held at Preston, 6-12 Sep. 1932

Letters to E.S. from J. Alex. Grahame, Glasgow: refers to E.S.'s intention to quit politics and to concentrate on evangelistic work, criticises many evangelists he (J.A.G.) knows, refers to proposed pledge signing effort – no support will be given to a political party that does not declare for the national destruction of the liquor traffic, is prepared to send out 1,000 appeals and pledges to religious and temperance workers; "…. At the present time, so far as we in the West of Scotland are concerned, there is no personal interest outside of a score of people ….." 1932

Letters to E.S. from Alex. Hunter, Harlesden, London, seeking help for his family and referring to his bro., Willie, whom E.S. has been trying to help, feels it is to no avail – drink has too great a hold on him, 1938

Correspondence with Alex. Donnet, Sec. of Prohibition Party, concerning E.S.'s resignation as Organising Secretary and possible re-adoption as prospective parliamentary candidate for Dundee, 1933

Newscuttings concerning upheaval in Prohibition Party and proposed change in constitution, 1934

Letter to E.S. from Thos. Pottle of the Faith Mission: appreciates E.S.'s stand for temperance "However, it isn't everything, but it plays a part …. our open-air services during the summer are somewhat distracted when you are on …."; asks if E.S. could delay start of meeting, 4 Apr. 1913

Letter from Alice M. Watt, Dunfermline, Fellow of the Temperance Collegiate Association: gives reasons for her refusal to attend official civic reception; feels delegates compromise themselves as Lord Provost is "personally interested in a Company Public House", 21 Mar 1913

Description (by E.S.) of sea voyage to U.S.A., (1922)

Letters to E.S. from J. Alex. Grahame, Glasgow – incl. references to meetings of Grand Lodge of Good Templars, 1934-6

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