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28 01, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters

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The Buchanan Sisters Background: Margaret Buchanan (1793-1864), Jane Buchanan (1796-1867), and Elizabeth Buchanan (1803-1875), otherwise referred to as the Misses Buchanan of Bellfield Estate, were born [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters2019-03-08T10:43:49+00:00
20 12, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – December 2018: Emma Maitland Stirling

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Emma Maitland Stirling (1839-1907) 'a prickly, perhaps injudicious, but forceful pioneer' Background: Emma Maitland Stirling was born in Edinburgh on 15th December 1839 as the [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – December 2018: Emma Maitland Stirling2019-03-08T10:44:35+00:00
28 11, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – November 2018: Catherine Sinclair

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Catherine Sinclair (1800-1864) Background: Catherine Sinclair, Scottish novelist and writer, was born in Edinburgh on 17th April 1800. She was the fourth daughter and sixth [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – November 2018: Catherine Sinclair2019-03-08T10:45:03+00:00
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
13 04, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – April 2018: Elsie Bell Pettigrew

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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