Isabella McDonald Urquhart China South Africa

Biography of Isabella McDonald Urquhart

Isabella McDonald Urquhart
Isabella McDonald Urquhart

Isabella McDonald Urquhart graduated MA from the University in 1916.

She was born on 26 June 1891 at Swatow (Shàntóu), China, daughter of Finlay, a retired marine engineer, and sister of Finlay McDonald Urquhart.

Urquhart matriculated at the University in 1910, taking classes in Geography, English, Logic, History, English, British History, Constitutional History, graduating in 1916. In 1916 he was recipient of a Carnegie scholarship and enrolled as a research student for one year.

On 3 September 1920 in Glasgow, Urquhart married John Andrew Muir Wilson, who then worked as a currency officer at the government Finance department in India.

She died at Cape Town in 1962.


Archival Materials

  • College Courant, 30, 1963, p.133, obituaries


Isabella McDonald Urquhart
Born 26 June 1891.
Died 9 November 1962.
GU Degree: MA, 1916; Arts,
University Link: Graduate
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1910
Record last updated: 30th Jun 2014

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China China, Shàntóu
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South Africa South Africa, Cape Town
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