Andrew Carnegie Centenary, 1835-1935: The Memorial Address by Sir James Colquhoun Irvine, and Other Tributes to the Memory of Andrew Carnegie

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America gave the two Scotsmen in Andrew Carnegie the opportunity which no other land could have offered an immigrant lad, and richly did he reward her for the freedom she gave his genius to serve humanity. In him, Scotland and, incidentally, Britain share with America the proud memory of one of the most romantic and heroic of lives in the history of the human race. One might identify the period in which he lived and labored, planned and achieved, as the "Carnegie Century."


ADDRESS JOHN H. FINLEY

FIRST of all, let me say how proud I am to be associated with Sir George Adam Smith [the preceding speaker]. When I was out in Palestine during the war, I always kept his Geography of the Holy Land closely associated with my Bible.

To Dunfermline, which is again and for a night at least the capital of Scotland, I bring greetings from the other side of the sea; that is, from the other side of Scotland, which claims with you a share in the glory of the life of one who has woven the two continents together, as if he had been a master weaver himself (as I said to America yesterday), this man who was only a weaver's lad, sitting at the loom of time and throwing the shuttle of his mind to and fro between the continents and the nations of the earth.

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Delivered on November 25, from the Music Pavilion in Pittencrieff Glen, Dunfermline, and broadcast in Great Britain.

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Andrew Carnegie Centenary, 1835-1935: The Memorial Address by Sir James Colquhoun Irvine, and Other Tributes to the Memory of Andrew Carnegie
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • From Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace 13
  • Address 16
  • Address John H. Finley 19
  • Recollections of Andrew Carnegie 25
  • Presiding Officer's Address 30
  • Andrew Carnegie the Memorial Address 34
  • In Memory of Andrew Carnegie 52
  • Andrew Carnegie as Founder 61
  • Andrew Carnegie as Patron of Learning 78
  • In Memory of Andrew Carnegie 93
  • In Appreciation 94
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