Item CSTC/7/13 - Autograph album attributed to Sarah M. McLellan

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GB 249 CSTC/7/13


Autograph album attributed to Sarah M. McLellan


  • 1903 - 1917 (Creation)

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1 volume

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(fl. 1903-1917)

Biographical history

Born in or around 1894, Sarah M. McLellan was the daughter of Archibald and Annie B. McLellan. Her father was a tailor, and the family appears in the 1901 Census at 67 Henderson Street in Maryhill, Glasgow. Sarah attended the Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College from 1903-1905 and was recognised by the Scotch Education Department as a Certificated Teacher in July 1905.

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Donated by Dr Carolyn Converse Cooper in March 2017.

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Autograph album containing signatures, verses, and sketches in pen, ink and watercolour. Miniature black and white photographs of several of the contributors are pasted on to the pages. Much of the content dates from 1905, with the latest contribution dating from 1917. Most of the contributors were trainee teachers at the Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College (CSTC), also known as Dundas Vale Training College, and the first page contains an inscription signed by the owner's mother, Annie B. McLellan, dated 18 January 1905. This evidence suggests that the album originally belonged to Sarah M. McLellan, who trained at the CSTC from 1903-1905.

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  • English

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Digital copies of selected pages from the album are available in Dr Carolyn Converse Cooper's Flickr gallery

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