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, and 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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