January 1820: James Sheridan Knowles & Junior Elocution Class – Lecture in Aid of the Industrious Poor

See Glasgow Herald, Monday 10th January 1820, page 3.


An advertisement informing readers that the young gentlemen of the junior elocution class “having offered their services in aid of the Fund for the Industrious Poor, Mr. Knowles announces a Lecture on the Science and Practice of Elocution, with Practical Specimens by the Class.”


The lecture was scheduled to take place in the Trades’ Hall, on Glassford Street, on Tuesday the 18th of January. Tickets cost two shillings each, and were available from the different booksellers, and at the door of the Hall. Students’ tickets, which cost one shilling each, were available from Mr. Knowles, at his Class Room, Reid’s Court, 169 Trongate. Children were admitted at half-price.



George Fairfull-Smith, January 2020.