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Excerpts from Aberdeen Liberal Assocation Report of...

These excerpts show how during 1883, the Aberdeen Liberal Association saw a substantial increase in its membership. Membership subscriptions varied according to how much the member earned. The Association were delighted with the increase in membership amongst the working class. The report refers to Gladstone's...


Excerpts from Aberdeen Liberal Association Report of...

This excerpt from the Aberdeen Liberal Association's 1891 report mentions a demonstration at the Music Hall in Aberdeen. Herbert Asquith, at that time Liberal MP for East Fife, spoke in support of abolishing the House of Lords.


Excerpts from Aberdeen Liberal Association Report of...

This excerpt from the 1896 Aberdeen Liberal Association Report refers to the Association's merger with the Scottish Women's Liberal Federation. The Liberal Association were not in favour of women's suffrage.


Prospectus for the Workers' Herald

This prospectus was published in advance of the first edition of the Workers' Herald. It states that the new newspaper will be dedicated to Socialism, and that it is in favour of shorter working hours, nationalization of industry, town and city councils as landlords, and municipal public transport. Amongst...


The Workers' Herald. A Socialist Weekly

This article is the first in a series published by the Workers' Herald on 'Men who are not Socialists'. It refers to the Duke of Hamilton, his business interests, his castles and how much he earns through the labourers and miners in Lanarkshire. The point of the article is that the Duke is extremely...


Socialist Pamphlet advertisement appearing in The Workers'...

These adverts which appeared The Workers' Herald, show how a major theme of socialism was education. Socialists were encouraged to read, learn and educate themselves.


Men who are not Socialists, The Clergy

An article by the leading Socialist, J Bruce Glasier, about why clergymen are not Socialists.


Aberdeen Trades Council and Trades Union Meetings

Description of Trades Council and Trades Union meetings held in Aberdeen in December 1891.


Men who are not Socialists, The Police

Article by the leading Socialist J Bruce Glasier, about why the police are not Socialists.


Why Hang Criminals?

A condemnation of capital punishment.


Advert for meeting of the Aberdeen Revolutionary Socialist...

This advert for a meeting of the Aberdeen Revolutionary Socialist Federation appeared in the Worker's Herald. Members believed that anarchy was the key to harmony within society. One of their main aims was to abolish private land ownership.


Address to the parliamentary electors by the Liberal...

This Address from the Aberdeenshire Committee of Liberal Tenant Farmers was written in 1868 as a result of the Second Reform Bill, passed in 1867. It was compiled to inform Electors about the origin and objects of the Committee. The Committee wished to abolish the Law of Hypothec - the right of claim...


Taking Lawless Possession

The poster, written by James Adam, Radical editor of the Aberdeen Herald, lets the public know that Mr Duncan is not entitled to appropriate the public land at the Links as part of the new railway line.


Fellow Citizens

An exposure of Mr Duncan, who has undervalued the worth of the Links, part of which he wished to be used for a new railway line.


To Be, or Not to Be

Poem by 'A Townsman' in support of Colonel Sykes' attempt to win in the 1857 election. Sykes was returned.

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