Margaret Smillie Taylor China Scotland

Biography of Margaret Smillie Taylor

Margaret Smillie Taylor graduated MA from the University in 1922. She was born at Shanghai, China, daughter of William, a former naval architect employed by the Shanghai Dock & Engineering Company, who was invalided by 1918.

Taylor matriculated at the University in 1919, taking classes over the course of three years in Mathematics, German, English, History, Logic, and Scottish History. Taylor also became a member of the trustee committee of the University's Sino-Scottish Society from 1929-1930.

Taylor married a John R C Philips, and worked as a teacher in Glasgow.

She died on 27 May 1977 at Bearsden, Glasgow.


Archival Materials

  • College Courant, 59, 1977, p.39
  • DC183/11/55 Register of Members of General Council 1930
  • R3/1/3 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.V 1921-1923


Margaret Smillie Taylor
Born 3 November 1901.
Died 27 May 1977.
GU Degree: MA, 1922; Arts,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: teachers
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University on Glasgow in 1922
Record last updated: 8th Jul 2014

Country Associations

China China, Shanghai
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Bearsden
Place of Death

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