Biographical and introductory material


Individual works

Work in other media

Primary sources: archive and manuscript material

Ralston, William, MSS. Letters to John Reid. Edinburgh University Library.

Ralston, William. Photographs by Ralston & Sons, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, and The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Ralston, William. Watercolours. The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Primary sources: Printed works

Cole, C.W., and Ralston, William. The Demon Cat, a Naval Melodrama. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1889.

Cole, C.W., and Ralston, William. Tippoo: a Tale of a Tiger. London: George Routledge, 1886.

Golden Thoughts from Golden Fountains. With a cloth binding designed by Ralston. London: Frederick Warne [1868].

The Graphic, 1870–1908.

The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White. With a cloth binding designed by Ralston. London: George Routledge, 1867.

Punch, 1871–86.

Ralston, William. K.B. and D.A. North Again: Golfing this Time. London: Simpkin, Marshall, (1894.)

Ralston, William. K.B. and D.A.’s Yachting Holiday. London: Simpkin Marshall [1894].

Ralston, William. Sports for Limited Purses. Glasgow: Bryce [1899].

Ralston, William. The Story of the Jovial Elephant. London: Simpkin Marshall, 1905.

Summer Tours in Scotland. Illustrated by William Ralston. Glasgow: Sinclair, 1901.

Winter, J.S. Houp-La. Illustrated by and with a binding by William Ralston. New York: Frederick Warne, 1889.

Secondary sources

‘Advertisement.’ Dundee Evening Telegraph, 8 June 1901:3.

‘Advertisment.’ The Hamilton Advertiser, 16 November 1867:4.

‘Advertisment.’ The Kirkintilloch Herald, 21 May 1891: 8.

Caw, James L. Scottish Painting, Past and Present. Edinburgh: Jack, 1908.

Hammerton, John Alexander. Humourists of the Pencil. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1905.

Layard, G.S. A Great ‘Punch’ Editor, being the Life, Letters, and Diaries of Shirley Brooks. London: Pitman, 1907.

Leese, Alex. ‘Illustrating the Auld Enemies: Analysis of William Ralston’s Depiction of the First International Football Match between Scotland and England.’ Soccer and Society 16: 2 (2015) [online version].

Smolderen, Thierry. The Origins of Comics: from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi [2014].

Spielmann, M. H. The History of Punch. London: Cassell, 1895.

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