Monthly Archives: December 2022

Saturday, the polling day, turned out wet and stormy. We learned that the Scalpay people were unable to get across to Tarbert to vote, which was a pity … Mamma was busy with housework until five o’clock when she went in and voted … Stornoway 15th Dec. 1918

As a propertied woman aged over 30, Mrs Gibson is newly able to vote in the general election; she has also been discussing the Labour Party. Barrie the cat is grateful for fireside warmth. The next in our series of … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson letters | Comments Off on Saturday, the polling day, turned out wet and stormy. We learned that the Scalpay people were unable to get across to Tarbert to vote, which was a pity … Mamma was busy with housework until five o’clock when she went in and voted … Stornoway 15th Dec. 1918

This afternoon Mrs. Clark and I have been at a women’s meeting to hear an address … It was great. Mrs. Grigor Macleod … read a speech … “If I were own wife to Dr. Murray I would vote against him”. Truly it was a most astonishing proceeding … Stornoway 12th Dec. 1918

Mrs Gibson witnesses an impassioned women’s political meeting, and tells of the philanthropy of friends; she is also overwhelmed by laundry. The next in our series of letters from the W.J. Gibson collection held by Museum nan Eilean. Please get … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson letters | Comments Off on This afternoon Mrs. Clark and I have been at a women’s meeting to hear an address … It was great. Mrs. Grigor Macleod … read a speech … “If I were own wife to Dr. Murray I would vote against him”. Truly it was a most astonishing proceeding … Stornoway 12th Dec. 1918

The boats of the whaler class have gone off, but the ordinary boats of the patrol are still sweeping, I believe. I think the boom has now been taken up; I notice the guard-boat is no longer at her station … Stornoway 8th Dec. 1918

Mr Gibson notes some gradual reduction in sea defences subsequent to the Armistice. Mrs Gibson is unwell, and Barrie the cat has taken advantage of the situation. The next in our series of letters from the W.J. Gibson collection held … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson letters | Comments Off on The boats of the whaler class have gone off, but the ordinary boats of the patrol are still sweeping, I believe. I think the boom has now been taken up; I notice the guard-boat is no longer at her station … Stornoway 8th Dec. 1918

… we were at a political meeting in the drill hall. The political interest is rising now…Then foll[owe]d. the heckling … The meeting was quite lively and entertaining … Stornoway 6th Dec. 1918

Mr Gibson tells of an acquaintance’s experience as a munitions worker, as well as political hustings for the forthcoming general election. Barrie the cat has also been manoeuvring for prime position. The next in our series of letters from the … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson letters | Comments Off on … we were at a political meeting in the drill hall. The political interest is rising now…Then foll[owe]d. the heckling … The meeting was quite lively and entertaining … Stornoway 6th Dec. 1918

Yesterday evening I was up at a men’s party at the Castle. The most interesting thing was a discussion between Admiral Boyle, Lord Leverhulme & Sheriff Dunbar, on Free Trade… Leverhulme’s illustrations drawn from various businesses were very interesting …Lord L. has just published a volume of addresses, of which he has kindly sent me a copy. It was just as well, as the price is 12/6… Stornway 27th Nov. 1918

Mr Gibson has dined at the Castle with Lord Leverhulme, where free trade was debated; he has also discussed equality of opportunity with cousin George’s friend Mr Macaulay. Mr and Mrs Gibson have fond memories of George’s visit.  The next … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson letters | Comments Off on Yesterday evening I was up at a men’s party at the Castle. The most interesting thing was a discussion between Admiral Boyle, Lord Leverhulme & Sheriff Dunbar, on Free Trade… Leverhulme’s illustrations drawn from various businesses were very interesting …Lord L. has just published a volume of addresses, of which he has kindly sent me a copy. It was just as well, as the price is 12/6… Stornway 27th Nov. 1918