August 1854: The Late Mr. Thomas Logan
An article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 1st of September, 1854, reads:
“The Late Mr. Thomas Logan. – Many of our readers will learn with much regret of the death
of Mr. Thomas Logan of this city – a gentleman well known and beloved for his pleasant and
sociable habits, his kindly humour, his genial heartiness of disposition, and his open-handed
benevolence. He had a very large circle of acquaintances; and few men were more acceptable
at the dinner table, from his engaging manners, his innocent hilarity, his fund of pleasant
anecdote, and his inexhaustible facetiae. His sudden illness and death, therefore, will cast a
shade over many a once pleasant party who loved the man for rare qualities of head and heart.
He was one of the last of a range of literary men and humourists, who loved to meet in the
shop-sanctum of our neighbour Mr. David Robertson, bookseller, and in point of ready wit,
repartee, and occasionally caustic pleasantry, he always held his own with the brightest and
best of them.”
*Facetiae means humorous or witty sayings.
George Fairfull-Smith, 2022.