Papers of Alexander McCallum Scott, 1874-1928, Member of Parliament, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, 1910-1918

Scope and Content

  • Political diaries 1907-1928
  • Pocket diaries 1910-1928
  • Notebooks 1906-1928
  • Political papers, circulars, memorandums, speeches and addresses, 1905-1928
  • Printed pamphlets 1904-1923
  • Correspondence 1910-1925
  • Student notebooks 1893-1925
  • Press cuttings 1905-1925
  • Early journalist writings 1908
  • Further writings undated

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander McCallum Scott  received his MA from the  University of Glasgow, Scotland, in  1897 . Thereafter he undertook journalistic and political work in London, England, where he was appointed secretary of the League of Liberals against Aggression and Militarism from  1900-1903 . He was then appointed secretary of the New Reform Club from  1903-1906 , and was concurrently a member of Lewisham Borough Council, London. He became private secretary to Lord Pentland, Secretary of State for Scotland, in  1909 . From  1910-1922  he was the Member of Parliament for Bridgeton, Glasgow. He was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer,  1874-1965 , minister of munitions, 1917-1919, and again to Winston Churchill, Secretary of State for War,  1919 . He became the Coalition Liberal Whip for Scotland in  1922 , before leaving the Liberal party to join the Labour Party in  1924  . He published two biographies of Winston Churchill, the first Winston Spencer Churchill, a Biography in 1905, and the second Winston Churchill in Peace and War in 1916. He also published several works about travelling in Scandinavia. He died in  1928 .

Source: Who's Who, 1916-1928( 1929 London)


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Fonds level description compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archives Assistant, June 2003.

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