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Below are listed a selection of books, extracts and articles all relating to the east end of Glasgow.

Carmyle Recollections by Margaret Wilson (c.1990) for the Carmyle Reminiscence Group.  "An anthology of historical facts, humorous and nostalgic anecdotes, plus photographs of memorable events and places."  This book is now out of print, but Ms Wilson  has very kindly given me permission to reproduce it here.  Copyright is reserved to Ms Wilson and this material may only be reproduced with her permission.

Glimpses of Glasgow by Robert Eadie (1926?)
16 beautiful pencil sketches of a variety of Glasgow locations, including 4 specifically relating to the east end of the city - the rest were simply too nice to exclude.

A History of Bridgeton & Dalmarnock by Gordon Adams (1990 )
This is a book which I produced in 1990 - 100 pages with illustrations.  The following web pages include the text of the book, with some modifications, and with all of the illustrations.  Proceeding beyond this page acknowledges that the copyright remains with the author and that all the normal rules apply. If you require permission for reproduction, etc, contact me.
If you are interested in any particular photograph in the book listed as being my own, I may have colour copies available. These are part of a collection of photographs of the area taken by myself in the 1970s.  

See Services - Gordon Adams

 A History of Tollcross & Dalbeth by Gordon Adams (1992)
This is a small book which I produced in 1992 - 80 pages with illustrations - and costs 3.95 per copy plus postage if you wish a hard copy.  Proceeding beyond this page acknowledges that copyright where applicable remains with the author and that all the normal rules apply.
If you require permission for reproduction, etc, contact me.    If you are interested in any particular photograph in the book listed as being my own, I may have colour copies available. These are part of a collection of photographs of the Tollcross area taken by myself in the 1970s.

See Services - Gordon Adams

Jones's Glasgow Directory of 1787 by Nathaniel Jones (1787)
An alphabetical listing of the merchants, traders, manufactures, etc., in Glasgow at 1787.  It also gives a brief description of some of the Glasgow personalities of the day.

The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry by John Buchanan et al. (1878)
A compilation of information relating to many of the estates around Glasgow in the late 19th century. This version only includes extracts relating to the east end of the city.  A full version can be found on Glasgow City's Digital Library site.

The Origin and History of Glasgow Streets by Hugh Macintosh (1902)
This work was produced in 1902 and tends to be used as the standard reference for determining the origin of the names of older Glasgow streets.

Rambles Round Glasgow by Hugh Macdonald (1854)
Two extracts from the 2nd edition of Bridgeton born Macdonald's book.  These relate to the Public Green and Carmyle & Kenmuir.  The full work can be found at the link given in Other On-line Books.

Recollections of Bridgeton by William Guthrie (1911)
This is a paper by William Guthrie which was read in the Trades Hall to the Old Glasgow Club on 20th November, 1905. It provides an account of early village life, from about 1830 onwards.

Relics of Ancient Architecture and Other Picturesque Scenes in Glasgow by James Pagan & James H. Stoddart (1896)
This work was produced in 1896 and comprised 30 detailed sketches of areas of Glasgow under threat of redevelopment even then, some of these sketches dating from an earlier publication of 1849. The sketches are very interesting and many are quite lovely. They relate to the whole of the old city, but include quite a few dealing specifically with the east end.

Shettleston from Old and New Photographs by Thomas M. Waugh (1986)
Commonly regarded as a standard work of reference on Shettleston.  This book is now out of print, but Mr Waugh's widow Isabel has very kindly given me permission to reproduce it here.

Shettleston Past and Present by Thomas M. Waugh (1988)
The follow up volume to Tom Waugh's earlier book on Shettleston listed above.  This book is also now out of print, but Mr Waugh's widow Isabel has very kindly given me permission to reproduce it here.

A Sketch of  Shettleston by Dan McAleer (1930)
Extracts from a more extensive diary (now seemingly lost) describing the Shettleston area in the 19th century.

The Statistical Account of Scotland - The Parish of Barony of Glasgow by Sir John Sinclair (1794)
The first Statistical Account of Scotland was compiled from the reports of the ministers of the parishes and published in 1796. It provides a snapshot of the country in the closing years of the 18th century, a time when momentous changes were underway which would transform the face of the land and the structure of society in centuries to come. The account of the Barony Parish of Glasgow was provided by John Burns who was minister of the parish from 1773-1839, and was written in 1791.

The Story of the Burgh of Calton by John Ord (1911)
This is a short history of the Glasgow district of Calton published by police Superintendent John Ord in 1911 as a paper in Old Glasgow Club Transactions, Volume 2.

 

NOTES: Updated for 1st July, 2010.

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