McGonagall in the Free Library

Mr W. McGonagall with his usual generosity has presented to the Free Library a copy of his second volume of works just issued. The following is a copy of the poet’s letter accompanying the donation:-

To the Dundee Free Library,— l present the second series of “Poetic Gems” for the benefit of its readers, hoping it will meet with their approbation as hitherto. —Believe me, yours sincerely,

William McGonagall, Poet.

March the 26th, 1891.

The following reply has been received the poet:-

Free Library, Museum, and Art Gallery
Albert Institute, Dundee, March 26th, 1891

Dear Sir, —I am instructed by the Committee to acknowledge receipt of the donation named on the other side, and also to tender you their grateful thanks for the same.—Yours respectfully,

John Maclauchlan, Chief Librarian.

The “donation” named the other side, referred to above, is of course “Poetic Gems, second series, selected from the works of William McGonagall, poet and tragedian, with biographical reminiscences by the author, Dundee 1891.”  We understand that the volume preserved in a handsome binding gold bars similar to the first.

Dundee Courier, 28th March 1891

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