Margaret Wardlaw Waddell Indonesia Scotland

Biography of Margaret Wardlaw Waddell

Margaret Wardlaw Waddell, matriculation slip 1909-10
Margaret Wardlaw Waddell, matriculation slip 1909-10

Margaret Wardlaw Waddell graduated MA from the University in 1911, making her the first Indonesian-born graduate of the University. She was born in Surabaya, Java, daughter of James, an engineer.

Waddell attended classes in higher Latin, Greek, Moral Philosophy, Political Economics, Mathematics and History, graduating MA on 20 June 1911.

In 1919, she married Lewis Buchanan Ferguson, a senior partner of Messrs Ferguson & Blair, Writers, Glasgow. They were married in Hampstead, London.


Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/49 General Council Register 1925
  • R3/1/1 vol 2 Roll of Graduates and Dates of Birth
  • R4/1/6 Schedules of Graduates in Arts (MA) 1911-12
  • R8/5/30/11 Matriculation Slip 1909-10, Women N-Y


Margaret Wardlaw Waddell
Born 8 March 1889.
GU Degree: MA, 1911; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: First Indonesian-born graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 11th Jan 2013

Country Associations

Indonesia Indonesia, Surabaya
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

University Connections

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