47th Anniversary


J Kerr

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen; Prince of Wales; Army, Navy & Volunteers; Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Capt McCosh replied for the Volunteers


Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Logan

Song. "My Love is like a red, red rose"

Mr Rodger

II. The Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Original Song. "Sing the Praise of Coila's Bard"

The Chairman

Song. "O' a' the airts the win' can blaw"

Mr Logan

III. The Family of the Poet

The Croupier

Song. "Annie Laurie"

Mr James Kerr

IV. Dramatic Literature, with Shakespeare

Mr R Roger, Grocer

Song. "My auld mither de'ed in the year '89"

The Chairman

V. Old English Poets, with Milton

Mr Robert Roger, Writer

Song. "Caild Kail in Aberdeen"

Mr Hugh Morris

VI. The Historians, with Froude

Mr Frew

Song. "Gorging Jack and Guzzling Jamie"

The Chairman

VII. The Song-Writers, with Ballantyne

Mr Wm. Patrick

Song. "Jenny's Ba'bee"

Mr Frew

VIII. The Ballad Poetry of Scotland, with Aytoun

The Croupier

Song. "Drinking Drams"

The Chairman

IX. Deceased Members

Mr James Stirrat

Song. "The Flowers o' the Forest"

Mr Logan

X. The Deceased Novelists, with Scott

Mr McKie

Song. "Mt wife's a wanton wee thing"

Mr Loudon

XI. The Land o' Cakes

Mr Comrie

XII. Living Novelists, with Anthony Trollope

Mr Logan

Song. "Highland Song"

Mr James Kerr

XIII. American Poets, with E A Poe

Capt Paton

XIV. Modern English Poets, with Tennyson

Dr Sloan

XV. The Biographers of Burns

Mr James Kerr

XVI. The President

The Croupier

Song. "Highland Whisky's Strong"

The Chairman

XVII. The Memory of Tannahill

Mr J Stirrat, Merchant

XVIII. The First President, Mr H Morris

Mr Comrie

XIX. The Croupier, and the usual complimentary toasts were then given, and after singing "Auld Lang Syne", the company separated.



Members Present

John Kerr, Chairman, H.M. Inspector of Schools for the Northeastern Division of Scotland and Examiner in Classics to the University of Glasgow.

James McCosh, Writer, Croupier

Hugh Morris

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

David Brown, Printer

Allan Loudon

J S Frew, Cashier, Blair Iron Works

Dr Blair

David Longwill, Farmer, Hawhill

Dr Sloan

Capt Paton, Hillend

William Patrick, Writer

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

James Stirrat, Writer

James Stirrat, Grain Merchant

William Logan, Parochial Schoolmaster

Robert Roger, Writer, Kilmarnock

John Paton, Mine Host of the Turf

Duncan McDougall, Clothier

Thomas Craig, Merchant, Borestone

Robert Roger, Grocer

New Members

Robert McKimm, Clerk, Bridgend Mills

John Kerr, Glasgow, son of Mr Alexander Kerr, President of the Club in 1862.

James Kerr, Glasgow, late of Calcutta

24 Members