Little Tommy Tit
Publication: Reformers' Gazette
Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.
Published: 15 December 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
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
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'.