July 1937: The Late Mr George Eyre-Todd
An obituary on page six of the Linlithgowshire Gazette, on Friday the 16th of July, 1937, reads:
“THE LATE MR GEORGE EYRE-TODD
Well-Known Scottish Author and Historian
By the death of Mr George Eyre-Todd, F.S.A. (Scot.), which took place on Saturday at his residence in Glasgow,
Scotland has lost a noted author and historian and one who for many years played a prominent part in the
intellectual and cultural life of Glasgow.
A loyal son of Glasgow and a true-blue Scot, it was said of Mr Eyre-Todd that no one since Sir Walter Scott had
written more about Scotland and the memories which make it interesting than he did.
But before he made a name for himself in literature Mr Eyre-Todd knew what it was to have the tide of fortune
running against him. Born and educated in Glasgow, he spent some years in the city before going to London in search
of literary fame. At first, fortune did not smile on him, and he had been reduced to a last dinner of a green apple and a
few pence worth of chocolate just before receiving his first acceptance of an article by a well-known weekly. It was the
first step to success as a writer.”
The British Newspaper Archive.
George Fairfull-Smith, January 2023.