Papers of Jane Potter Deas Dickson (1917-2002), being degree and diploma and other educational certificates

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection includes:

  • - school leaving certificate, Higher Education, Beath Secondary School, Fife, dated 1934, and noting subjects of English (Higher), Mathematics (Lower), Latin (Higher), French (Higher), and Art (Lower), and noting that Dickson continued at school for a further year till 1935.
  • - pass certificate, English, University of Edinburgh, June 1936
  • - pass certificate, Latin, University of Edinburgh, June 1936
  • - pass certificate, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, June 1937
  • - pass certificate, British History, University of Edinburgh, June 1937
  • - pass certificate, English, second course, University of Edinburgh, June 1937
  • - pass certificate, Psychology, University of Edinburgh, June 1938
  • - pass certificate, Geography, University of Edinburgh, June 1938, along with letter from J. Millar, 24 June 1938, about the Geography result
  • - pass certificate, Economic History, cognate standard, University of Edinburgh, June 1938
  • - MA degree, document written in Latin, University of Edinburgh, dated 1 July 1938
  • - training record, Edinburgh Provincial Committee, National Committee for the Training of Teachers in Scotland, certifying that Jane P. D. Stuart completed the approved course in June 1939, date 23 june 1939, Moray House, along with two enclosures
  • - certificate of provisional recognition, Scottish Education Department, that Jane P. D. Stuart is a teacher of English, History and Geography
  • - certificate, Teacher's Certificate Scotland, recognising Jane P. D. Stuart has completed an approved one years course of professional training, primary school subjects, August 1939
  • - certificate, Edinburgh Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, course in pianoforte, Jane P. D. Stuart awarded mark VG, Moray House, 23 June 1939
  • - letter to Jane P. D. Stuart MA, Lochgelly, from J. R. Peddie, National Committee for the Training of Teachers, Princes street, Edinburgh, stating that the Department has approved an appointment as assistant teacher in the Demonstration School at the Edinburgh Training Centre
  • - certificate, Edinburgh Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, course no. 808 E - for teachers in war-time nurseries, Jane P. D. Stuart received 35 hours instruction, Moray House, 1941-1942

Administrative / Biographical History

Jane Potter Deas Stuart was educated at Beath Secondary School, Fife, which she left in 1935. She then studied at Edinburgh University where she graduated in July 1938. Next, she trained to be a teacher at the then Edinburgh Provincial Training College, Moray House, Edinburgh, and then attended post-graduate training courses there too. At the time of her studies she lived in Lochgelly, Fife.

Jane Potter Deas Stuart later married and became Jane Potter Deas Dickson.

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Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Dr. Neil K. Dickson, February 2009. Accession no: E2009.06.

Note

The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained within the collection.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library.