Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Glasgow. You may be able to find further references to Glasgow in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Glasgow the commercial and manufacturing capital of Scotland Groome
Glasgow and South-Western Railway a railway Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Glasgow within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 20
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 13
Feargus O'Connor O'Connor's tour of Scotland, January 1839 7
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 7
George Head Up the West Highland Coast 6
James Boswell October 27th to November 7th, 1773: Through Glasgow to Ayrshire 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 5
George Head The Caledonian Canal 5
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 4
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 3
Samuel Johnson South to Glasgow and Auchinleck 3
James Boswell August 18th to 20th, 1773: From Edinburgh to Montrose 2
James Boswell October 23rd to 26th, 1773: Inveraray 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 2
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 2
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 2
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 2
James Boswell Introduction 1
James Boswell October 17th to 22nd, 1773: Inchkenneth and Iona 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 8, Part 1: The Trent Valley 1
Robert Gammage Working and Campaigning in Chelmsford in 1841-2 1
George Head Selby and Goole 1
George Head Ramsey; a Manx Wedding 1
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 1
Samuel Johnson Mull 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 1
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 1
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 1
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 1

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Barony 0 1
Gorbals 0 1
Calton 0 1
Dennistoun 0 1
Anderston 0 2
Bridgeton 0 2
Barrowfield 0 2
Govanhill 0 1
Pollokshields East 0 1
Kinning Park 0 1
Dalmarnock 0 1
Camlachie 0 2
Crosshill 0 1
Parkhead 0 1
Pollokshields 0 1
Hillhead 0 1
Blackhill 0 2
Crossmyloof 0 2
Rutherglen 0 3