Papers of Anne Stewart Orr, b 1894, arts student, Queen Margaret College, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notes for English Literature, 1917-1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anne Stewart Orr was born in 1894 in Glasgow and attended Queen Margaret College, from 1913-1919. Her father, James Orr, a Writer by profession, had died by 1913. When she first matriculated her address was Birkdale, Bearsden. Anne took classes in Latin, Italian, French, Geology, English Literature, Moral Philosophy, Constitutional Law, and History.

In 1883 a separate College for women named after Queen Margaret, the saintly wife of King Malcolm Canmore who was credited with bringing learning and civilisation to Scotland in the 11th century, was established at Northpark House about one kilometre from the University. The students were known affectionately as Q Emmas. In 1892 Queen Margaret College became formally part of the University of Glasgow ; it closed in 1935, when all teaching was transferred to Gilmorehill and the Queen Margaret College site was sold to the BBC. The BBC relocated to Pacific Quay in 2007. North Park House is now the central hub for the G1 Group.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Philip Hobsbaum : 1983

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

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Custodial History

The collection was found in an Ayrshire school and given to Philip Hobsbaum by the headmaster.


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