Talk:Women, Science and Scottish History editathon series

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Welcome![edit source]

Please feel free to ask any questions about the event, or many any recommendations for articles that might be created or improved during one of the editathons. Anyone, whether you are participating or not, is welcome to offer their suggestions!

Editing Tips[edit source]

For women with different birth and married names - something I came across editing Elizabeth Garrett's entry you can use the birth_name in the panel of information about them. For an example of how this fits into the Wikipedia person entry formatting I'd recommend Jessica Hynes' Wikipedia page. NicolaOsborne (talk) 13:15, 23 January 2015 (GMT)

Thanks Nicola, that's a really good point and useful for a lot of the women we'll be writing about! ACrockford (talk) 14:41, 23 January 2015 (GMT)

Additional Edinburgh Women[edit source]

Eliza Wigham, Elizabeth Pease Nicholl, Priscilla Bright McLaren and Jane Smeal - all leading ladies in the Edinburgh Ladies Emancipation Society. Eliza Wigham and Elizabeth Pease were at the first World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, which they tried to ban ladies from attending. They went on to have a huge influence not only in campaigning for the emancipation of slaves, but the women's suffrage movement. I don't think any of them have a wikipedia article. Eliza is currently being exhibited as part of the National Library of Scotland's American Civil War Exhibition.

Places table (in development)[edit source]

I'm just working on putting together a Wiki-fied table of the relevant places for the Tuesday workshop - if you know of other relevant, authoritative links that can back up research into these sites please do add them (feel free to add them in a comment if you're not comfortable working with the table, I'll format them later!)


Address Listing Ref. Number Listing Class Significance Links Photos on Commons
3-6 Atholl Crescent 28260 A Second site of Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
2 Brandon Street 28341 B Site of Lilian Lindsay’s dental practice Historic Scotland record --
16 Chambers Street 27991 B Site of Chambers Street Union, previously Edinburgh University Women’s Union RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
30 Chambers Street 27622 B Site of Medical College for Women RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
31 Chambers Street 27622 B Site of Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School when Lilian Lindsay matriculated RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record File:Former Edinburgh Dental School, Chambers Street.jpg
5 Chester Street 28517 B Home of Sarah Mair and the Ladies' Edinburgh Debating Society Historic Scotland record --
Court of Session, Parliament Square 27699? A? -- Historic Scotland record (?) --
Crew Laboratory building N/A N/A Former site of Charlotte Auerbach's mutagenesis unit N/A --
1 Drummond Street 29795 B First site of Edinburgh Dental Dispensary Historic Scotland record --
Dunfermline College of Physical Education N/A N/A College for women trainee PE teachers, merged with Moray House RCAHMS site record --
8 East Suffolk Road 30050 B Formerly Suffolk Halls of Residence RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
St John's Hill N/A N/A Site of former Edinburgh School Board Day Industrial School N/A --
94 and 96 Spring Gardens 30200 C Former site of the Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital Nurses' Home RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record File:The former Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh.JPG
175 Comely Bank Road 30045 B Flora Stevenson Primary School RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
3,5,7 George Square 28002 B Former site of the George Watson's Ladies College RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record File:Old George Watson's Ladies College, George Square - geograph.org.uk - 1350591.jpg
11 George Square N/A N/A Site of Elsie Inglis’s George Square Nursing Home; demolished in 1960s RCAHMS site record --
31 George Square 50191 B Original site of Masson Hall; demolished in 1960s RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
54 George Square N/A N/A Second site of Edinburgh University Women’s Union; demolished in 1960s RCAHMS site record --
58 Great King Street 28965 A Final Edinburgh home of David Masson Historic Scotland record --
6 Grove Street 28981 B Site of the Edinburgh Provident Dispensary for Women and Children Historic Scotland record --
73 Grove Street N/A N/A Site of the Edinburgh Provident Dispensary for Women and Children National Archives entry --
219 High Street 29047 A Site of Elsie Inglis's maternity hospice Historic Scotland record File:The-hospice.jpg
1 Inverleith Terrace 30186 B Base of Edinburgh Ladies Education Association Historic Scotland record --
5 Lauriston Lane N/A N/A Site of Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School when Lilian Lindsay matriculated RCAHMS site record File:MA(1829) p.124 - New Merchant Maiden Hospital, Lauriston Lane, Edinburgh - Thomas Hosmer Shepherd.jpg?
(8?) 10 Mill Lane 27822 B Site of Leith Hospital RCAHMS site recod; Historic Scotland record --
53 Lothian Street 30137 A First site of Edinburgh University Women’s Union Historic Scotland record --
4 Manor Place 29300 B Site of Sophia Jex-Blake’s first practice Historic Scotland record --
Moray House School of Education 29729 B N/A RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
13 Randolph Crescent 29601 A Home of Flora and Louisa Stevenson Historic Scotland record --
10 Regent Terrace 49773 A Second Edinburgh home of David Masson Historic Scotland record --
3 Rosebery Crescent 29658 C First Edinburgh home of David Masson Historic Scotland record --
8 St John Street 29729? B? Moray House Hostel, for women trainee teachers RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
15 Shandwick Place 47728 C Base of Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women Scotland's People record; Historic Scotland record --
25 Shandwick Place 30176 C First site of Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy Historic Scotland record --
27 Chambers Street 27981 B Sherrif's Court RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record --
2 South Lauder Road 30680 B Second site of Masson Hall Historic Scotland record --
Surgeons’ Hall, Nicholson Street 27772 A Surgeons' Hall Historic Scotland record --
High School Yards 28003 B Site of the old Surgeons' Hall and Surgeons' Square; site of Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record File:MA(1829) p.031 - Surgeon's Square, Edinburgh - Thomas Hosmer Shepherd.jpg; File:New Surgical Hospital Bldg, Drummond St 001.png; File:Old Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh.jpg; File:Old Surgical Hospital, Drummond Street.jpg
8 Walker Street 29881 A Site of Elsie Inglis’s surgery Historic Scotland record --
92 Whitehouse Loan N/A N/A Site of Sophia Jex-Blake’s second surgery and later the Edinburgh Hospital and Dispensary for Women and Children (or Bruntsfield Hospital) Scotland's People record; National Archives record File:Former Bruntsfield Hospital, Whitehouse Loan Edinburgh.JPG; File:Former Bruntsfield Hospital plaque and tablet.JPG
University of Edinburgh Archaeology Department 27999 B Site of old Surgical Hospital 1832; site of old City Hospital for Infectious Diseases RCAHMS site record; Historic Scotland record File:Royal High School before 1829 (J and HS Storer).jpg

Useful Resources for the Editathon[edit source]

This list includes a number of resources for finding out more about women in science, science, scottish history. Please do add to it.