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Ships breaking their moorings on the Clyde and sinking
This broadside news report begins: 'Account of that Destructive Calamity which occurred at the Broomielaw on Tuesday evening, when the ice broke the Mooring to which the vessels were attached, and about forty vessels were set adrift, running and knocking each other to pieces, and a number went down. The number of lives lost has not been ascertained. Such a calamity never before occurred in the River Clyde.' The sheet was published by William Carse of Glasgow on the 9th of February, 1831, and the story is sourced from 'The Glasgow Free Press' of that same day. The sheet was published in February, 1831, by William Carse of Glasgow.
Sorrowful lamentation of Jane Sneddon for the loss of her Lover, John Murray, in the disaster at High Blantyre
This ballad begins: 'On the Clyde's bonny banks as I lately did wander, / near the village of Blantyre I chanced for to rove; / I saw a young female dressed in deep mourning, / She sadly lamented the fate of her lover.' The author is credited as 'John Wilson B. S.G.'
Verse 1: 'CHRISTMAS Time while mirth abounded, / Thro the country far and wide, / Happy homes are turned to sadness, / Dear friends in death lay side by side / Young and old upon the railway, / In the fatal train that day, / Litle thought to death were going, / From this life they've passed away.'
Tay Bridge Disaster
Verse 1: 'In this gay and festive season, / We must deplore the loss of life, / Human-beings endowed with reason, / Bent on pleasure, not on strife, / Suddenly life is taken away from them, / In a moment they are swept away, / Death has swiftly come upon them, / At the railway bridge on the River Tay.' This ballad was to be sung to an air entitled 'The Battle'.
Three short news items from 1824
The leading report on this broadside begins: 'An account of that Fatal Quarrel which took place bewteen Mr Mathieson (public house keepr in North Fowlis's Close, High street,) and his wife, on Wednesday last'. Also reported are a 'Melancholy Accident' involving the sinking of a boat in Inverness, and a 'Melancholy Suicide' in London. The sheet was published by Alexander Brown of Edinburgh in 1824.
To the Public. Mode of Extinguishing Fire
This paper, written by Frederick W. Morris, an Edinburgh medical student, was issued on 19th November 1824. It is in response to a series of fires which broke out in Edinburgh earlier that month. These fires caused the worst damage the city had ever seen and the event came to be known as the Great Fire of Edinburgh.
Total Wreck of the Britannia
This report begins: 'An account of the melancholy loss of the Britannia Steam Boat, which was lost on her passage from Newry to the Broomielaw, early on Monday morning last. -Glasgow, 15th October, 1829.' This account was sourced from the Glasgow Courier of the same date and was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Tragic boating accident on the River Tweed between Muiross and Gallowshiels
This report begins: 'A true and full ACCOUNT Of the sad and deplorable Accident that happened at Muiross, where a whole Boat full of People were drowned, consisting of near 40 Men and Women, and several Horses, by the impetuousness of the Wind.' Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Trial and sentence of D. McInnes and P. McBride
This report begins: 'An Account of the Trial and Sentence of D. M'INNES, master, and P. M'BRIDE, pilot, of the Comet Steam-Boat, before the High Court of Admiralty, on Wednesday the 21st December 1825.' It was printed in Edinburgh for William Cameron and priced at one penny.
This report begins: 'Verses On The Melancholy Death of John White, his Wife, and Four Children, who perished in the present Snow Storm, Except one infant, who was found sucking the breast of its Dead Mother, near Pennycuick, on Wednesday morning last.' This sheet was printed by James Docherty of Edinburgh.'
Wreck of the "Berlin" or The Fatal Hook of Holland
Verse 1 begins: 'Dark is the night, a hurricane blows, / And the waves like mountains loom, / As bravely the stately "Berlin" goes'. This ballad should be sung to the air, 'The Miner's Dream of Home'. It was published by the 'Poet's Box' of 181 Overgate, Dundee. It would have cost a penny to buy or a penny-and-half by post.