Diary of Thomas Cairns Livingstone, 1923

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  • Reference
      GB 243 TD1969/11
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Jan - 31 Dec 1923
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Scope and Content

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

Subjects include: beginning of Safety First week (15 Jan); possibility of getting a wireless (17 Mar); his son sitting his qualifying examination (25 May); his son winning a fish at the fair in Queens Park (2 Jun); his son passing his qualifying exam (6 Jun); visiting Andrew Pettigrew at Erskine Hospital (16 Jun); his son's last day at Victoria School (29 Jun); holiday to Largs (1 - 15 Aug); his son starting at Strathbungo Academy (21 Aug); the death of Andrew Pettigrew (6 Sep); visit to Mosspark to see the new houses (30 Sep); attendance at the Housing Exhibition (13 Oct); visiting Rutherglen Library to see the Old Ruglonian Society exhibition (18 Oct); visiting Govanhill Library to see new system of open access (20 Oct); moving to a new church, the New Bridgegate U.F. Church (21 Oct); municipal election (6 Nov); purchase of new eyeglasses (29 Nov); death of John Maclean (1 Dec); fire in Drury Street (22 Dec) and his son attending the carnival at the Kelvin Hall (26 Dec).

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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)