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,...