Agnes Dalziel Scorgie

Biography of Agnes Dalziel Scorgie

Agnes D Scorgie matriculation slip 1900-01
Agnes D Scorgie matriculation slip 1900-01

Agnes Dalziel Scorgie graduated MA from the University on 21 April 1903.

She was born on 24 September 1881 in Greenock, daughter of John, a stationmaster of Upper Port Glasgow, where Scorgie resided in her final two years of study.

Scorgie enrolled at the University in 1900, aged 19, to study for an Arts degree. She attended classes in Senior Mathematics and Education in session 1900-01; English Language and Literature and Natural Philosophy (Physics) in 1901-02; and Senior Latin, French Language and Literature, and Logic in 1902-03. In the summer of 1901, she was awarded a First Class Certificate for the Natural Philosophy class of Professor James Blyth, who was Freeland Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (modern day Strathclyde University).

Scorgie worked as a teacher upon graduating, and in 1916 was appointed as the first principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College in Perth, Western Australia, a position she held until 1921.

Scorgie briefly returned to Scotland before marrying Malcolm Smith at Woodstock Presbyterian Church in Capetown, South Africa on 30 September 1922. He was a farmer from Boksburg, Transvaal where they resided.

Summary

Agnes Dalziel Scorgie
Born 24 September 1881.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1903; Arts,
Occupation categories: teachers
Record last updated: 27th Aug 2013

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