Glasgow Ladies’ Popular Class for the Diffusion of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge, Mr. Dorsey’s Explanatory Address, September 1833

From page three of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 13th of September, 1833:


For the Diffusion of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge.


AN ADDRESS, explanatory of the objects of the above

Institution, will be delivered by MR. DORSEY, To-morrow

at 2 o’clock, in the Christian and Philanthropic Agency House,

14, Buchanan Street.


Further information may be obtained from the Office-bearers

of the ‘Popular Classes,’ established at Govan, Partick,

Cathcart, Pollok, Rutherglen, and Thornliebank, or at 32,

Dunlop Street.


An entry on page 161 of The Post-Office Annual Directory for 1833-34, reads: “Naismith, David, Christian and Philanthropic Agency Office, 14 Buchanan Street, house Hope place.” The directory has “Office,” whereas the Herald has “House.”

Mrs. Dorsey is listed on page 227, under “ACADEMIES, LADIES’ BOARDING AND DAY,” at 32 Dunlop Street. Mr. Alex. J. D. Dorsey is listed on page 309, under “TEACHERS,” at 32 Dunlop Street. The subjects he taught, were Latin and Geography. The two also have separate entries on page 64. He is A. J. D. Dorsey, teacher. Mrs. Dorsey has “Ladies’ school.”