Diary of Thomas Cairns Livingstone, 1925 - 1926

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  • Reference
      GB 243 TD1969/14
  • Dates of Creation
      12 Sep 1925 - 15 Jul 1926
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  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

Handwritten daily entries accompanied by line drawings and illustrations drawn by the author.

Subjects include: his son getting long trousers (16 Oct); purchase of new wireless set (24 Nov); Govanhill receiving electric street lights (15 Dec); his wife attending a Burns concert (5 Feb); visit to Camphill Museum (28 Feb); his son sitting for a bursary (13 Mar); flu epidemic in Glasgow (3 Apr); potential coal strike (29 Apr); his son resigning from the Scouts (30 Apr); coal strike (1 May); general strike declared (3 May); effects of the strike including no trains, tram cars or newspapers (4 May); some tram cars running despite the strike and small riots in the city centre (5 May); students driving the tram cars and several more riots in Glasgow (6 May); additional riots in Glasgow (8 May); reported end of the strike (12 May); return of newspapers (15 May); coal shortage (23 May); his son winning a £20 bursary (6 Jun) and temporary removal to Milngavie (7 Jun).

Expenses recorded at back of volume.

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This diary is one of those which have been annotated and published as "Tommy's Peace: A Family Diary, 1919 - 1933", Thomas Livingstone and ed. by Ronnie Scott (Mainstream Publishing: London, 2010)