Papers of Agnes MacDiarmid, 1898-1976, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Two volumes of The Education of Children in Hospital, containing questionnaires, reports and opinions, 1945-1950;
  • One volume of 21 chapters of A Tale of Gairloch, 1970;
  • Collection of poems and ballads, prepared for publication by Agnes MacDiarmid, undated;
  • Collection of essays on English Literature written while at the University of Glasgow, 1918-1919;
  • Selection of writing: Fun among the Fianna - a Celtic play; The Little Harper and other tales; Transplanted; Tale of Old Raasay, published by William Maclellan of Glasgow, 1957.

Administrative / Biographical History

Agnes MacDiarmid was born Agnes Allan Jeffrey in Lanarkshire in  1898 . She attended the  University of Glasgow from  1916-1920 . In her first year she took classes in French and German. In her second year she studied Higher Ordinary German and English. During her third year Agnes took Junior Honours English and History ordinary, before studying Senior Honours English, British History and an Italian Comparative class in her final year to graduate with a M.A in 1920. Agnes then married Hugh MacDiarmid, an accountant, on 15 October 1930. She studied for a PhD at the University of Glasgow and submitted her thesis in 1946, and went on to publish various works. She died on 19 May  1976.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : Dr Agnes A MacDiarmid: 1976

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Related Material

GB 0247, Thesis 730, The hospital-school and the residential special school; with particular reference to teaching in orthopaedic hospital wards, by Mrs Agnes Allan Jeffrey MacDairmid.

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Fonds level compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 22 October 2004.

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