Sun. Oct 1st, 2023

Hammermen of Glasgow – Digital library

The below links help identify the rich history of The Hammermen of Glasgow. 

All books mentioned below were shared by the Trades House and have been digitised or available as free downloads online.

The below links are available for personal use only, and not for the intent for distribution for commercial purposes.


Hammermen of Glasgow book list:

1. Brief History of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow – read here

2. Bibliography of the Guilds of Glasgow – read here

Harry Lumsden, 1928

3. Traditions and Customs of the Hammermen of Glasgow and Insignia and Relics – of the The Incorporation of Hammermen – read here

Arthur Muir, 1939

4. History of The Hammermen of Glasgow – A study of Scottish Craft Life and Organisation – read here

Harry Lumsden, LL. B. and Rev. P. Henderson Aitken, D.Litt., 1912 

5. Sketch of the rise and progress of the Trades House of Glasgow, Its constitution, funds and bye-laws – read here

George Crawfurd, 1858

6. Book of The Celebration of the Ter-Centenary of The Trades House and the crafts guildry – read here

7. Traditions of The Trades House of Glasgow – An old guild which the Surgeons of Glasgow helped to establish – read here

Harry Lumsden 

8. The Records of The Trades House of Glasgow (1605-1678) – read here 

9. View of the History, Constitution and funds, of the Trades’ House of Glasgow (1827) – read here

10. Glasgow Delineated; In its Institutions, Manufactures and Commerce with a Map of the City (1827) – read here

11. British association for the advancement of Science/ Local Industries of Glasgow and the West of Scotland  – read here

12. Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 -1850  – read here

John Smith, 1921

13. Reference book to the Incorporated Railway Companies of Scotland – List of Directors, Office and Officers, Constitution and Capital – read here

Henry Glynn, 1847

14. Scottish Pewter-ware and Pewterers – read here

L. Ingleby Wood, 1907

15. Shipbuilding and Shipping Record 1915  – read here

16. The History of Steam Navigation – read here

John Kennedy, 1903

17. The Railways of Scotland: Their present position with a glance at their past and forecast of their future – read here

W.M Acworth, 1890

18. Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ships Past and Present – read here

Eugene W. Smith, 1947