Item 1 - Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron

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Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron


  • c. 1870 (Creation)

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Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron (1793-1872) was a flax and jute factory owner, and local Dundee businessman. At his death in 1872, he left a bequest £20,000 for the establishment of a mechanics institute in Dundee. This went on to fund the creation of the Dundee Technical Institute that went on to become Abertay University. in 1994.

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Portrait photograph of Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron.

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Information on Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron sourced by the Friends of Dundee City Archives -

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