Papers of James Mackay

Scope and Content

Photocopies of testimonials received from professors of King's College, Aberdeen, and from various employers supporting James Mackay's applications for work in various schools, 1858 - 1865.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Mackay, originally from Tough, Alford, Aberdeenshire, graduated King's College, Aberdeen, MA 1858. He taught for a short time at Cornhill Public School [probably Cornhill, Banffshire; otherwise, Cornhill, Lanarkshire or Northumberland], before moving, in 1860, to Thanet Collegiate School, Margate, and later, c 1861, to Holbrook House School, Richmond Hill, London. He emigrated to Australia in Nov 1864, hoping to join relatives already settled there, and in 1865 began teaching at Geelong Grammar School, Victoria.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University in 1992 - source not recorded.

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Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

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