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.
Papers of James Mackay
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- Dates of Creation1855 - 1865
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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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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