Agnes Dalziel Scorgie Scotland Australia South Africa

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.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R12/03/0486 Married Female Students Database
  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates 1881-1915
  • R4/1/2 Schedules of Graduates in Arts (MA) 1900-1903
  • R8/5/21/9 Matirculation Slip 1900-1901 Single Class Enrolment & Women A - Z
  • R8/5/22/9 Matirculation Slip 1901-1902 Single Class Enrolment & Women A - Z
  • R8/5/23/9 Matirculation Slip 1902-1903 Single Class Enrolment & Women A - Z
  • SEN10/44, University Calendar 1902-03, p.470


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

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Greenock
Place of Birth

Australia Australia, Perth

South Africa South Africa, Boksburg

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