Thomas Atkinson: Glasgow Literary and Commercial Society

The Englishman’s Magazine, from April to August inclusive, edited by E. Moxon, vol.1, 1831

‘May’, on page 259:

“A packet from the Queen of the Clyde.  This slender gentleman “printed for private circulation” , sketches the origins and progress of the GLASGOW LITERARY AND COMMERCIAL SOCIETY, and submits a plan for publishing a portion of its transactions. The author, Mr. Thomas Atkinson, deserves praise for his active endeavours to promote the love of letters in his native town. Every friend to mankind will do his best to foster associations for the diffusion of knowledge, owing to which many of our commercial men, were they so disposed, might assume an elevated rank among the accredited literati.”