Scotch Ballads, Sung by Mr. Robson, at the Dinner and Presentation to Isaac Dodds, Esq., November 1850
A short article, on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 29th of November, 1850, reads:
“DINNER AND PRESENTATION TO ISAAC DODDS, ESQ. OF ROTHERHAM.
A numerous party of gentlemen met to do honour to Mr. Dodds, at dinner, on
Monday last, the 25th instant, in the North British Hotel; M. A. Muir, Esq. in
the chair, W. A. Matthews, of Sheffield, croupier.
After the usual loyal toasts, the Chairman, in name of the subscribers, presented
their guest with an elegant Gold Snuff-box, containing 350 sovereigns, and in
most appropriate terms alluded to the high esteem in which Mr. Dodds was held
in Glasgow and neighbourhood during the years he acted as the representative of
Messrs. John Stephenson & Co., while carrying on and completing the great
railway contracts of that company in Scotland. The box bore the following inscription :-
‘A token of esteem from a circle of friends to Isaac Dodds, Esq. – Glasgow, Nov. 25, 1850.’
Mr. Dodds replied to the toast with great feeling, and took occasion to state of all those
with whom he had anything to do in the carrying on the works alluded to by the Chairman,
there did not exist a man to whom he could not extend the right hand of fellowship.
Toasts, embracing the commerce, manufactures, shipping, and engineering interests
of the kingdom, were given in a style exhibiting the highest intelligence. Some of our finest
Scotch ballads, sung by Mr. Robson in his very best style, had a charming effect on the
entertainments of the evening. Mr. Josez, of the ‘North British,’ displayed his usual good
taste in placing before the company a banquet which could scarcely be surpassed in point of
Francis Josez is listed on page 160 of The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1849-1850, at: “North British hotel, 7 North Queen street.”