Papers of Ella MacLean, 1894-1988, local historian

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Manuscript of History of the estate of Airthrey; photocopies and photographs of some 18th-19th century documents and plans relating to Airthrey c1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ella MacLean of Helenslea, Bridge of Allan, was a recognised authority on the history of Bridge of Allan. She was born Ella Sisterson in County Durham in  1894  and married Archibald MacLean in 1920. The couple settled at Helenslea where she devoted herself to local activities, her particular interests were working with young people, music and local history. In  1970  her Bridge of Allan: The Rise of a Village was published. As well as writing articles of her own she collected a large library of reference books and other material, some of which she gave to Stirling Council Archives. Ella MacLean died in  1988 .


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Fonds level description compiled by H M Kemp and Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project, 10 May 2002.

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