Educational Reformer

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Mary Burton

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Born 7 February 1819, died 19 March 1909

Mary Burton was born in Aberdeen but moved to Edinburgh in 1832 with her widowed mother and brother. She never married, but raised her orphaned nephews and nieces, and was educated by her mother. She persuaded the Watt Institution and School of Arts (forerunner of Heriot-Watt University) to open its classes to female students in 1869, and became its first woman director in 1874.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Ann Jones
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