Isabella Blacklock Scotland

Biography of Isabella Blacklock

Isabella Blacklock (1869-1928) matriculated in 1892 and on 16 April 1895 became the first woman to graduate MA from the University.

Blacklock was born in Arran, the daughter of a minister. She became a teacher in the East End of Glasgow after graduating, and appears to have been active in politics: in January 1900 the Scotsman reported that she had delivered an address on the Factory Acts at the third annual meeting of the Mid-Lothian Women's Liberal Association in Edinburgh.

In 1906 Blacklock married John Milne Baxter, a mechanical engineer from County Down, and moved to Ireland. She returned to Scotland during the First World War to live in Balmore, near Glasgow.


Isabella Blacklock
Teacher and First Woman To Graduate MA

Born 5 June 1869, Arran, Scotland.
Died 17 April 1928.
GU Degree: MA, 1895;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: school teachers
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 16th Jun 2011

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