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Little Tommy Tit

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 15 December 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Thomas Atkinson (c.1801-1833)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 399

This poem concerns Thomas Atkinson, who was a stationer/bookseller with a shop in Glasgow, near the Tron Kirk. He stood unsuccessfully for election in the Stirling Burghs in 1832; the poem notes caustically that 'He wanted a place his nonsense to squeak, / But favour in Glasgow was fashious to seek', requiring 'our Radical' to try his luck 'Awa' in the North, near Airthrey Well'.