Dr. Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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: Family life

The Litri and Manuelito 1

Dr. Sutherland’s 1946 Spanish Journey (see previous post) was not his first visit: he had visited at the turn of the twentieth century. It was then that he had tried bull-fighting. …I spoke … Continue reading

1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

A return to Arcadia

Halliday Sutherland wrote in a style that at first sight appears to be economical, yet it is also very evocative.  The example given here is Dr. Sutherland’s description of his return to “Arcadia”. I made a pilgrimage two summers … Continue reading

1 May 2016 · Leave a comment

The disagreeable butler

In 1960, Halliday Sutherland was 77 years old. He had lung cancer and was in the final months of his life. My father Ian, the fourth son of Halliday and Muriel, visited them. … Continue reading

15 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Halliday Sutherland relevant today

The curator of this site, Mark Sutherland, tells how it came about: “I never met Halliday Sutherland. He died six months before I was born. Growing up, I became increasingly … Continue reading

2 March 2015 · Leave a comment

“Remember, laddie, there’s a day called tomorrow”

It is unclear when the events written about below took place, other than it was before 1955 when Halliday Sutherland wrote it down. I never thanked the woman who helped me … Continue reading

1 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Merchiston Castle School 3

In this third post of three concerning Halliday Sutherland’s school days at Merchiston Castle school in Edinburgh, he discusses his friends and interests. My chief friend at school was George Munro … Continue reading

1 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Merchiston Castle School 2

In 1895, at the age of thirteen, Halliday Sutherland attended Merchiston Castle School near Edinburgh. In this second post of three, he recalls Rugby, Athletics, Swimming, Latin and Debating. Merchiston was … Continue reading

15 December 2014 · Leave a comment

Merchiston Castle School 1

The next three posts of this blog relate to Halliday Sutherland’s experiences at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. He first went to the school in 1895.  Below, he describes the mathematician, … Continue reading

30 November 2014 · Leave a comment

The Terror of the Glen

In 1890, when Halliday was a boy of eight, his family went on holiday in Scotland. The holiday was a memorable one, but for the wrong reasons “Wanted, a detective – to … Continue reading

3 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Bombs

This picture shows Vincent Sutherland in Our Lady of Victories Catholic church in Kensington, London. Four incendiary bombs destroyed the church on the night of 13 September 1940. Vincent was an air raid warden at … Continue reading

1 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.4 years to go.