CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2937
TitleDr Alexander Allan Cormack, author: papers including original papers of Susan Scott Carnegie, philanthropist
Date18th century - 20th century
Extent3 boxes: 0.99 linear metres
Administrative HistoryDr Alexander Allan Cormack (1891-1976), (MA 1913), son of William Cormack, born Bankhead, Newhills 20/06/1891. He was headmaster at Rosemount Secondary School. In retirement he started bringing together his research into Susan Scott Carnegie. As a result of his research he published the books 'Susan Carnegie 1744-1821: her life of service', Aberdeen University Press, 1966 and 'Two Aberdeenshire Spas, Peterhead and Pannanich with some account of Susan Carnegie', Aberdeen University Press, 1982.

Susan Scott Carnegie (1744-1821) of Charleton, near Montrose was a philanthropist and is most famed for helping to found the Montrose Lunatic Asylum.
SourceDeposited in the library in 1977.
DescriptionIncludes the letters, family correspondence and fragments of literary compositions of Carnegie. Also includes the research notes of Cormack.

For more information see a survey in 'Northern Scotland', volume 4, issues 1 & 2 (one volume) 1981, p. 134
ArrangementThe papers were originally in Dr Cormack's miscellaneous files. They have now been sorted into three principal categories, two of them concerning the manuscripts of Susan Scott and the Carnegies.
The files are not arranged in chronological order.
Access StatusOpen
Publication NoteThe Collected Papers of Alexander A. Cormack (1891-1976), Incorporating the Letters and Papers of Susan Scott Carnegie of Charleton, Montrose. Northern Scotland, Volume 4, Numbers 1-2 (1981), pp.134-38.
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