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Collection GD18 - Stornoway Literary & Debating Society, Lewis

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GB3002 GD18


Stornoway Literary & Debating Society, Lewis


  • 1901-1910 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Stornoway Literary & Debating Society (1901-1910)

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The society was formed on the 23 January 1901 with the motto ‘We do not want to get the better of one another, we want to increase each other’s ideas.’ The society met in the Lewis Coffee House (currently the Star Inn). The president was Dr Donald Murray, vice-president W D Kennedy, the chairman was Angus Macleod, and the treasurer and secretary was Angus Macleod. The last entry in the minute book states that due to apathy the group would not be meeting over the 1909/1910 winter season.

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Minutes 1901-1910

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Digital and manual item level catalogue available in the searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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GB3002 GD19 Records of Stornoway Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association 1871-1878

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