Kossuth in Dundee
two lectures in Dundee, at St. David's Church, North Tay Street.
The church was turned into a dance hall in the 1950s, but was then unfortunately
destroyed by fire.
The site is currently a car park.
St. David's Church, North Tay Street, Dundee in the 19th
During his time in
the City, Kossuth stayed at the British Hotel, on the corner of Castle Street.
This later became the Royal British Hotel, and the building still exists.
The ground floor was converted to shops, and the upper floors were used
by the University of Dundee for some time.
The Royal British Hotel, Dundee, where Kossuth stayed
The "Dundee, Perth and Cupar Advertiser" reported on Kossuth's lecture in
its May 2, 1856 issue as follows.
We've only reproduced part of the article here - if anyone wants to see the
rest, we can scan and email it.
... unfortunately, a
few lines are missing here ...
Mr George Gilfillan,
mentioned at the start of the above article,
asked Kossuth to sign a piece of paper for him (an early autograph hunter!).
That paper is now in the possession of Major General
Alastair MacLennan OBE,
who has kindly allowed us to reproduce it here.
to Dundee Local Studies Library for help in sourcing the newspaper article
It reads "In remembrance of
my visit to Scottland ... Dundee May 2nd