Mary Burton
(1819-1909)

woman

Died aged c. 90

Mary Hill Burton (1819-1909) was a Scottish social and educational reformer and the first woman governor of Heriot-Watt College.

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Mary Burton 1819-1909 Educational and social reformer. Won groundbreaking rights for women to attend the Watt Institution and School of Arts in 1869. First female Governor of Heriot-Watt College.

Riccarton Campus, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they worked