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Helen Guthrie 1663
Jean Cuthbert 1680
Christian Speid 1760s
Margaret Scott 1770s
Anne Anderson 1770s
Anne Wyllie 1782
Margaret Speid 1840s
Jemima Hay 1873
Miss Dick 1873
Hannah MacEwen 1882
Isa Cunningham 1916
Betty Jamieson 1931
Business Woman 1948
 WomenAn Exhibition Produced by Angus Archives

“history, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in [it]..... I read it a little as a duty, but it tells nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome”
Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey (Chapter 14)

History is often seen as the deeds of men. Women are relegated to housekeeping and child rearing. Their history is largely hidden. Sometimes we can glimpse their activities and concerns through a few of the documents they have left behind.

Click on any of the links to find out more about the lives of some of the women of Angus. You can find out more about Angus Archives by visiting their website.