- 1904-1906 (Creation)
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Margaret (Maggie) Ferguson Neilson was born on 28 November 1884 in Larkhall, Lanarkshire. She was the daughter of John Neilson, a wood sawyer, and Isabella Morrison Cleland Neilson. Maggie trained as a primary school teacher at the Glasgow United Free Church Training College from 1904-1906. She never married and continued to teach until her retirement. She died in Motherwell on 5 April 1962, aged 77.
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Purchased from Great Malvern Books in November 2018.
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Art exercises and notes from Neilson's studies at the Glasgow United Free Church Training College, 1904-1906. These have been trimmed and bound up as a volume, divided into the following sections: Nature Study; Object Drawing; Large Scale Practice; Clay-Modelling; Stencilling, and Ornament and Architecture. A final, unnamed section contains printed copies of drawings, some of which are annotated in pencil by Neilson. Five loose, small drawings of roses in pencil and watercolour are tucked inside the front board of the volume.
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The drawings are executed in pencil, ink, watercolour and pastel.