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Third Anniversary Address to the Alexander Anderson 'Surfaceman' Club, c 1913

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0061

Scope and Contents

This is a notebook containing the third Anniversary Address to the Alexander Anderson 'Surfaceman' Club. It is not dated but internal evidence points to 1913. The speaker is not identified but is presumably the S. M. Murray of Edinburgh, whose name is in pencil at the beginning of the notebook. The speaker is, in fact, a last-minute stand-in, who apologizes for not having known Anderson personally, briefly sketches his life, then describes his poetic themes with copious quotation. It's not, then, terribly valuable as a source of biographical information on Anderson, but perhaps it's of interest simply as an artifact of the short-lived Anderson Club and of the cult of Anderson.


  • Creation: c 1913


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1 notebook

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in February 2019. Accession no SC-Acc-2019-0061.

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Description created by Aline Brodin and Paul Barnaby in June 2019.

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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