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Encyclopedia > Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson

Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson (9 February 190927 May 2002) was a Scottish historian and paleographer. Born Marjorie Ogilvie Cunningham in St Andrews, she attended St Leonard's School there before studying English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification... Palaeography, literally old writing, (from the Greek words paleos = old and grapho = write) is the study of script. ... Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...

After graduation she joined Alan Orr Anderson, whose eyesight was failing, as his paleographer and assistant. They married in 1932. Alan Orr Anderson (1879-1958) was a Scottish historian and compiler. ...

Alan Anderson died in 1958, but Mrs Anderson continued to publish on early Scottish subjects, most notably her Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland and her revision of Early Sources of Scottish History, the standard collection of source material on Scottish History to 1286, written by Alan Anderson and first published in 1922.

Mrs Anderson received an honorary DLitt from the University of Saint Andrews in 1973. A festschrift in her honour was published in 2000. She died in 2002. A Doctor of Letters is a university academic degree. ... University of St Andrews The University of St Andrews was founded between 1410-1413 and is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the United Kingdom. ... In academia, a Festschrift (; plural, Festschriften, ) is a book honouring a respected academic. ...

Select bibliography

  • (with Alan Orr Anderson) The Chronicle of Holyrood, Edinburgh, 1938.
  • (with Alan Orr Anderson) Adomnan's Life of Columba, Edinburgh 1961 (revised Oxford, 1991)
  • Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland, Edinburgh, 1973 (revised Edinburgh, 1980)
  • (editor) Anderson, Alan Orr, Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers: AD 500–1286, 2nd edition, Stamford, 1990.


  • Watt, D.E.R., "Dr Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson: A tribute" in Simon Taylor (ed.), Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland 500–1297: Essays in honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday. Four Courts, Dublin, 2000. ISBN 1-85182-516-9
  • Taylor, Simon, "Introduction" and "Bibliography of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson" in Taylor (ed.), op. cit.
  • Taylor, Simon, "The Anderson Century: 100 years of Early Medieval Scottish Historical Study" in History Scotland, Volume 2, Number 6 (November/December 2002).



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