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Photocopy, 1970, of a typescript of reminiscences, 1909, of John Gilray, entitled "Early Days of the Socialist Movement in Edinburgh".

Identifier: Acc.4965

Scope and Contents

The period described is circa 1884–18 93. Early socialist organisations mentioned include a Republican Society, affiliated to the Democratic [later Social Democratic] Federation; Edinburgh University Socialist Society; the Socialist League; the Scottish Land and Labour league; the Scottish Labour Party, and Labour Party; the Independent Labour Party; and the Fabian Society. The narrative is based on a talk given originally at the 17th Annual Conference of the Independent Labour Party, 1909.


  • Creation: 1970.


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23 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1970, R M Gonczar, Edinburgh, through the good offices of Ian MacDougall.

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