Golf and Curling Exhibits at Glasgow Exhibition, February 1901

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 26th of February, 1901, reads:


“GOLF AND CURLING RELICS AT GLASGOW EXHIBITION. – The Rev. John Kerr, the manse, Dirleton, Haddington,

who is in charge of the collection of golf and curling relics in the Glasgow Exhibition, writes expressing his satisfaction

at the way his appeal for assistance has been answered. In no single instance has any application for the loan of golf

relics been refused, so that the success of the scheme, so far as golf is concerned, is assured. He has also many offers of

curling relics of which he had no information when writing the history the game. He is anxious to locate and if possible

to secure for the Exhibition the originals of two pictures well known by engravings – viz., Sir George Harvey’s ‘Curlers,’

of date 1835, and Charles Lees’s ‘A Grand Match at Golf,’ of date 1850, and he hopes their fortunate possessors will

communicate with him. … ”



Engraving of George Harvey’s painting, by William Howison, 1838.


Engraving of Charles Lees’s painting, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, 1850.