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: Family life

Clydebank and Gourock

Continuing the series of childhood reminiscences of Dr Halliday Sutherland: launching ships, toy boats and a susceptible curate. In my childhood many steamers were built and launched between Clydebank and … Continue reading

1 February 2020 · Leave a comment

A Kindly Man

This article continues Dr Sutherland’s reminiscences of his Glasgow childhood. One man owned a lot of pubs, and he was a very kind man because he gave silver watches to … Continue reading

1 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Glasgow chimneys

G.K. Chesterton described Dr Sutherland as “a born writer, especially a born story-teller.” The following passage is as good an example as any of Dr Sutherland’s craft and is the … Continue reading

1 December 2019 · Leave a comment

John Francis Sutherland

Dr John Francis Sutherland (1854—1912) was the father of Halliday Sutherland. This obituary was printed in the 38th edition of J.F. Sutherland’s First Aid to the Sick and Injured: Born … Continue reading

1 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Anniversary

Dr Sutherland died on this day in 1960. “A return to Arcadia” by Halliday Sutherland I went in fear and trembling lest the place in reality should be less wonderful than … Continue reading

19 April 2018 · 3 Comments

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

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
3 years to go.