Diary of Thomas Cairns Livingstone, 1913

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  • Reference
      GB 243 TD1969/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Jan - 31 Dec 1913
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

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

Subjects include: moving home (8 Jan); visit of Lord Roberts of Kandahar (5 May); army recruits drilling in recreation ground (16 May); family holiday to Rothesay (14 - 28 Jun); fire in Preston Street (25 Jul); disaster at Bishopbriggs Colliery (4 Aug); report of a local murder-suicide (24 Oct); Govanhill election (4 Nov) and the first pair of trousers for his son (22 Nov).

Debits and credits for 1913 recorded at the end of the volume.

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This diary is one of those which have been annotated and published as "Tommy's War: A First World War Diary, 1913 - 1918", Thomas Livingstone and ed. by Ronnie Scott (HarperPress: London, 2008)