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29 09, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Mary Erskine

2021-03-05T13:30:30+00:00

Mary Erskine (1692-1707) Background: The Reformation dealt a serious blow to charitable educational provisions in Scotland. The seizure of church monies meant that bequests providing [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Mary Erskine2021-03-05T13:30:30+00:00
29 08, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Mary Louisa Maclagan

2021-03-05T13:30:41+00:00

Mary Louisa Maclagan (née Kerr, 1853-1943) Background: Mary Louisa Kerr was born on 7th May 1853 in Ontario, Canada, to Scottish immigrants Archibald Kerr and [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Mary Louisa Maclagan2021-03-05T13:30:41+00:00
28 07, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

2021-03-05T13:30:52+00:00

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, CBE (1912-2004) Background: Wilhelmina (Willie) Barns-Graham was born in St Andrews, Fife, on 8th June 1912 as the eldest child of Allan Barns-Graham [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Wilhelmina Barns-Graham2021-03-05T13:30:52+00:00
6 06, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Isabella Elder

2021-03-05T13:31:03+00:00

Isabella Elder (née Ure, 1827-1905) "A synonym for open-handed though discreet philanthropy" Background: Isabella Elder was born in Hutchinson, Glasgow, in 1827 as the fourth [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Isabella Elder2021-03-05T13:31:03+00:00
1 05, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees

2021-03-05T13:31:13+00:00

Zenya Hamada Philanthropy 'letting 1,000 flowers bloom' Guest contribution by Eilidh Lawrence   Background: Interested in golf, theatre and gambling, the Japanese businessman and philanthropist Zenya [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees2021-03-05T13:31:13+00:00
13 04, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Elsie Bell Pettigrew

2021-03-05T13:31:24+00:00

Elsie Bell Pettigrew (née Gray, 1852-1937) Founder of the Bell Pettigrew Museum, a rare surviving example of a Victorian teaching museum Guest contribution by Hannah [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Elsie Bell Pettigrew2021-03-05T13:31:24+00:00
20 03, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Victorian Charity Bazaars

2021-03-05T13:31:45+00:00

Victorian Charity Bazaars An important piece in the history of fundraising and female philanthropy   Background: Charity bazaars - also known as “fancy fairs” or [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Victorian Charity Bazaars2021-03-05T13:31:45+00:00
20 02, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Dr James and Annie Younger

2021-03-05T13:31:56+00:00

Dr James (1856-1946) and Mrs Annie Younger (née Thomson Paton, 1864-1942) Prominent 20th Century Philanthropists in St Andrews   Background: The marriage of James Younger [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Dr James and Annie Younger2021-03-05T13:31:56+00:00