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Scottish Tourism & Leisure in the Nineteenth Century

Material from Special Collections

the Clyde and vicinity

Adam & Charles Black (Firm) The Clyde and its watering places : Inverary and Loch Awe Edinburgh: 1854 Sp Coll Mu2-i.22 
Click on thumbnail to see notes on travelling expenses

James Brown Sketches on the Clyde. No. I.-Gourock. No. II.-West Kilbride. No. III.-Hamilton. And Guide to the watering places and chief resources of the Clyde Glasgow: 1859-62 Sp Coll BG57-e.2 

Robert Chapman The picture of Glasgow, and strangers' guide; with a sketch of a tour to Loch-Lomond, Loch-Ketturin, Perth, Inveraray, and the Falls of Clyde Third edition, enlarged... Glasgow: 1818 Sp Coll Bh11-e.8
(NB. see also 1806 edition at Sp Coll Mu23-d.5 and 1812 edition at Sp Coll Mu23-d.7)

James Cleland Description of the City of Glasgow; comprising an account of its ancient and modern history, its trade, manufactures, commerce, health, and other concerns Glasgow: 1840 (2nd edition) Sp Coll Mu1-b.15 

Elliot's popular guide to Glasgow and the International Exhibition ... with excursion notes, etc. ...Glasgow: 1888 Sp Coll Mu2-i.39

Thomas Garnett Observations on a tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland, particularly Staffa and Icolmkill; to which are added, a description of the Falls of the Clyde, of the country round Moffat, and an analysis of its mineral waters London: 1800 Sp Coll Mu8-y.16 

Glasgow International Exhibition 1901 Official Guide & Daily Programmes Sp Coll Mu25-a.29
(NB for more information about this book, and for further details of other volumes relating to this exhibition, see the October 1999 book of the month)
Click on thumbnail to see advertisement for Peebles Hydropathic Hotel on p.166

Guide to Glasgow and favourite Scotch tours Glasgow: 1888 Sp Coll Bh11-e.28

Guide to Glasgow Fair Glasgow: 185- Sp Coll Mu22-c.7 

Handbook to the falls of Clyde, Lanark, and vicinity Lanark: [s.d] Sp Coll Mu3-c.30 

A handy guide to Glasgow, for the use of visitors Glasgow: 1888 Sp Coll Bh11-e.24
(NB. this book was published to tie in with the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1888)

Sandy McAlpine Glaiska Fair; sum o' its humours, an' sum o' its horrors; a discoorse Glasgow: s.n. Sp Coll Mu22-c.7

Hugh Macdonald Days at the coast. A series of sketches, descriptive of the Frith of Clyde - its watering-places, its scenery, and its associations Glasgow: 1857 Sp Coll Bh11-f.25 

Hugh Macdonald Days at the coast : a series of sketches descriptive of the Frith of Clyde Glasgow: 1858 Sp Coll RB 1937

Hugh Macdonald Days at the coast : a series of sketches descriptive of the Firth of Clyde- its watering-places, its scenery, and its associations Glasgow: 1860 Sp Coll RB 1936

James M'Nayr A guide from Glasgow, to some of the most remarkable scenes in the Highlands of Scotland, and to the Falls of Clyde Glasgow: 1797 Sp Coll Bh11-e.1

John McUre A view of the city of Glasgow; or, an account of its origin, rise and progress, with a more particular description thereof than has hitherto been known ... Glasgow: 1736 Sp Coll Mu23-d.1 

Pollock's Dictionary of the Clyde from Tinto to Ailsa Craig : a descriptive, historic and statistical guide to the towns, villages, watering places, mansions, mountains, islands, lochs, docks, harbours, shipping, industries, sports, pastimes, legends and scenic features: first year of issue, 1888 : with supplement relating to Glasgow Exhibition Glasgow: [1888] (Second edition) Sp Coll Mu26-c.50
Click on thumbnail to see description of Helensburgh from preliminaries of book

Scotland. Views of Scottish scenery, chiefly on the Clyde, and in the western districts Glasgow: 1849 Sp Coll Bh14-x.2

Joseph Swan Select views on the River Clyde. Engraved by Joseph Swan, from drawings by J. Fleming. With historical and descriptive illustrations by John M. Leighton, Esq Glasgow: 1830 Sp Coll Bh12-a.32

Sylvan Sylvan's Pictorial handbook to the Clyde and its watering-places London: 1847 Sp Coll Bh11-f.24
Click on thumbnail to see details of excursion from Kilmun to Rothesay

W.M. Wade Delineations, historical, topographical, and descriptive of the watering and sea-bathing places of Scotland : including a concise topography of the navigable parts of the rivers Forth, Clyde, and Tay; together with a description of the Trossachs, Loch Katrine, and the Vale of Monteith Paisley: 1822 Sp Coll RB 1934

John Willox The Glasgow tourist and itinerary, being a complete handbook to the history, manufactures, public institutions, scenery of Glasgow, and the surrounding districts ... Edinburgh: 1850 Sp Coll Mu2-g.16

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