An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits from College Life

Creator

Date

1889

Identifier

Truby King Collection LF 1038 B842 1889

Type

Publisher

London: Office of the ‘British Weekly’

Abstract

Truby King's wife, Bella, was a great reader and enjoyed French and English language novels. In her days at Edinburgh she may well have known James M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame), who enrolled at Edinburgh University and obtained a M.A. in April 1882. This Pencil Portraits from College Life by Barrie contains a chapter on David Masson (1822-1907), Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, who actively promoted university education for women at Edinburgh. Bella attended Masson’s courses, as evidenced by the inscription at the beginning of this book, which reads 'Under Professor David Masson, Bella C. King obtained First Class Honours and Second Prize for the year 1883-84. Edinburgh Association for the University of Education of Women.'

Files

Truby King Cabinet 13-0003.jpg

Citation

J. M. Barrie, “An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits from College Life,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9480.