Glasgow Infant School records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports 1829 and 1830 (no further reports known to have been published); Visitors' book; GIS magazine; Engraving; Press cuttings and journal articles

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Infant School Society, inspired by international interest in the establishment of infant schools, opened a Model Infant School in the Drygate, Glasgow in 1828, removing to Saltmarket around 1831. The school was a charitable foundation, and visitors were encouraged to view the children at lessons and to donate funds for the upkeep of the school. The Society published a magazine containing model lessons which could be used by teachers in infant schools. James Ewing Esq was President of the Society, and the Rev David Welsh and Mr David Stow, merchant in Glasgow were joint Secretaries. David Caughie and his wife were trained as the first teachers. The school was adopted as a Model Infant School by the Glasgow Educational Society in 1834, and moved to Dundas Vale when the Normal Seminary opened in 1837. Teachers were trained in the classroom at the Glasgow Infant School, but no records of those early students have survived.

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret HarrisonRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: April 2008

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