Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Category Archives: A Time to Keep

Dr Ian Macdonald

Some of Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s best writing concerns the deaths of close relatives (such as his father) and of patients (example here and here). In A Time To Keep (1934) … Continue reading

1 July 2022 · Leave a comment

A Writ for Libel

On this day one-hundred years ago, 13th May 1922, Dr. Halliday Sutherland was served with a writ for libel. As he recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time to Keep: … Continue reading

13 May 2022 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 3

Part three of My Path to Rome comes from Chapter 18 of A Time to Keep (1934) by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. When I joined the Church of Scotland I was … Continue reading

1 November 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 2

Priest: “May I ask if you are a Catholic?”
Myself: “No, Father, I’m not.”
Priest: “Then God help you, for you are in a parlous state.”
Myself: “What do you mean?”
Priest: “I mean that you are a man who sees the truth and refuses to act on it.”

1 October 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 1

Following the posts In Search of Truth, the posts My Path to Rome begin today. This first excerpt from Dr Sutherland’s 1934 book, A Time To Keep, explains how he … Continue reading

1 September 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 5

This is the fifth and final part of In Search of Truth from A Time to Keep (1934). Dr Sutherland’s search led him to his path to Rome, the next … Continue reading

1 August 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 4

This is the fourth instalment of In Search of Truth from A Time to Keep (1934) Be that as it may, at the age of seventeen the Protestant pack of … Continue reading

1 July 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 3

This is the third instalment of Dr. Sutherland’s religious journey as told in A Time To Keep (1934). In my case, with the University came emancipation from the religion of … Continue reading

1 June 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 2

This is the second part of Dr. Sutherland’s religious journey, as told in A Time to Keep (1934) (Click here to read Part One). My friend, John M’Neil, a blacksmith in … Continue reading

1 May 2021 · Leave a comment

In Search of Truth 1

Dr. Halliday Sutherland wrote about his religious journey in A Time to Keep. Two chapters — In Search of Truth and My Path to Rome — will be presented over … Continue reading

2 April 2021 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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