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29 09, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – September 2018: Mary Erskine

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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 – September 2018: Mary Erskine2019-03-08T10:45:26+00:00
29 08, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – August 2018: Mary Louisa Maclagan

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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 – August 2018: Mary Louisa Maclagan2019-03-08T10:45:38+00:00
28 07, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – July 2018: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

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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 – July 2018: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham2019-03-08T10:45:48+00:00
6 06, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – June 2018: Isabella Elder

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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 – June 2018: Isabella Elder2019-03-08T10:46:03+00:00
1 05, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – May 2018: Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees

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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 – May 2018: Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees2018-05-01T07:38:03+01:00
13 04, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – April 2018: Elsie Bell Pettigrew

2019-03-08T10:46:36+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 – April 2018: Elsie Bell Pettigrew2019-03-08T10:46:36+00:00