Thursday, 12 August 2010

James Murray - Director

Whilst trawling through the archives I stumbled upon this auction sale of former director, Mr James Murray's estate, which included some fascinating artefacts. These were all broken up a few years ago into separate lots and I am trying to trace their whereabouts now. These are really priceless pieces of Scottish football history and should be on display in a museum. Will update you all on my hunt! If anybody knows the whereabouts of these items, please email the club at

Enjoy.Photos courtesy of McTears Auction House.


  1. Typed Press Hand Out,
    detailing a history of Lanark Rifle Volunteers formation of a football team (1872), another detailing the seventeenth century beginnings of 6th/7th Bn.The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); three Lloyd's of London Accident Policies for Third Lanark Athletic Club; five lawyer drawn up documents relating to cases/deeds involving the club; architectural plans and literature including plans for a Proposed New Stand dated to 1960 another for a Proposed Coffee Stall at the ground, a large 'Plan as Existing' showing the siting of a Proposed New Sub Station; a book hand annotated with records of Ground and Stand Season Ticket Holders from approximately 1951-1958 and a similar one detailing Season Tickets Holders of the same period, and a copy of Scottish Daily Mail, Thursday, December 13th, 1962 with front page photo story titled 'George Young Quits Third Lanark' and with image of Mr James Murray and George Young leaving their last Shareholders Meeting having resigned over issues surrounding a 'Take-Over' produced by the intensive share buying by Mr Bill Hiddleston

  2. Minute of Agreement/Players' Contracts
    period documents signed by the players listed and various club officials/witnesses for James Welsh (2), James Goodfellow, Wm. Cunningham, George McCallum (2), William Knox, Mathew Gray, Findlay McGillivray, James Ferguson, Owen Caskin, Peter Benison, William Reid, Wm. P. Craig, Alexander Bryce, Hugh Smith, John McCormick, Francis Gallacher, John Allan, John Robertson (2), William Innes, Robt. P. McCool, John Brown, George McIntosh Ramage, Geoffrey Slingsby, John T. Caldwell, two unallocated and unsigned copies of these documents and a Minute of Agreement between The Club and Trainer Thomas Gray Anderson McNiven (a lot)
    Provenance: This and the following ten lots are being sold on the instructions of the executor of the estate of Mr James Murray, a long term Director and Honorary Secretary of Third Lanark Athletic Club