Rachel Annand Taylor

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Maiden name Annand.

Rachel Annand was born in Aberdeen. Her father was a stone mason and an active trade unionist. She was one of the first women to study at Aberdeen University. Despite excelling academically, she did not complete her degree. She taught at the High School for Girls, in the building now occupied by Harlaw Academy. She married Alexander Cameron Taylor in 1901, but the marriage was not a happy one. She published four volumes of poetry between 1904 and 1923. She also published books on the Italian Renaissance and the poet Dunbar. She died in London in 1960.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography