49th Anniversary


J Young

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen; Prince of Wales and other Members of the Royal Family; Army and Navy; Volunteers with Capt McCosh and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

Song. "The wee German Lairdie"

Mr Logan

Song. "Widow Malone"

Mr Kerr

II. The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns

The Chairman

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

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

Mr Logan

III. Jean Armour and the Family of the Poet

The Croupier

Song. "Jean's Lament for Burns"

Mr Mitchell

IV. The Memory of Tannahill*

Mr Morris

Song. "Gloomy Winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

V. The Health of Hugh Morris, First President of the Club†

Mr McCosh

VI. Our Living Novelists

Mr Comrie

VII. The Modern English Poets, with Tennyson

The Chairman

Song. "The Pilgrim Fathers"

Mr Cameron

VIII. The Biographers of Burns, with Mr McKie

Mr Roger

IX. The Living Song-Writers, with James Ballantine

Dr Sloan

X. The Irish Poets, with Moore

Mr McCosh

Song. "The Meeting of the Waters"

Mr Cameron

XI. Deceased Members

The Croupier

Song. "I'll tell thee the Hour"

Dr Blair

XII. Deceased Novelists, with Scott

Capt Paton

Song. "Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee"

Mr Mitchell

XIII. The Press

Mr Aitken

The pleasure of the Meeting was greatly increased by a number of comic songs given by Mr John Kerr in excellent style.


The usually-given complimentary toasts, "The President" and "Croupier" being proposed and responded to, "Auld Lang Syne" concluded a most enjoyable meeting.


*This toast was given at this early part of the Meeting in compliment to Mr Morris, who had been personally acquainted with the Poet.
†After a most affecting reply, Mr Morris, who through the increasing infirmities of age was unable to continue longer at the Meeting, was escorted home by two Members of the Club.
This was the last Anniversary Dinner attended by Hugh Morris; he died in March, 1874.

Members Present

John Young, Chairman, of Turnbull and Young, Jewellers, Glasgow

David Brown, Printer, Croupier

Hugh Morris, First President of the Club

John S Frew, Blair Iron Works, Croupier

Dr Blair

Dr Sloan

James M McCosh, Writer

Capt Paton, Hillend

John Kerr, Glasgow

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

James Stirrat, Writer

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Allan Loudon

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Auchinleck

John Paton, Turf Inn

William Hamilton, Airdrie

Thomas Craig, Merchant

Robert Roger, Grocer

New Member

Andrew Aitken, Carsehead, of Kyle and Aitken, Ryeside Mills

William Mitchell, Den, Precentor, West Church

20 Members