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Biographical information about Charles Reid; his early worki...

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Title - Biographical information about Charles Reid; his early worki...
Contributors - Charles Fiddes Reid
Reporters - Hamish Henderson
Item Person - Reid, Charles; Mackie, Mrs, née Milne

Summary - Biographical information about Charles Reid; his early working life; reminiscences of Mrs Mackie.

Reminiscences of Charles Reid's schoolmistress, Mrs Mackie, née Milne, later a relative by marriage.

At the age of thirteen and weighing six stone nine, Charles was sent out to work: he was granted an exemption from schooling and was moyened on [recommended to] the Howe of Rora. He rose at 4.45 in the morning and at harvest time worked a ten or eleven hour day. He got his next place, at Auchtylair of Auchnagatt, at a feeing market [ends abruptly].


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:24
Date Recorded - 1980.11.18
Date of Content - 1921 to 1924
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 49328
Original Tape ID - SA1980.104
Original Track ID - SA1980.104
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - The school leaving age had recently been raised to fourteen, so Mr Reid's parents needed official permission for him to leave before his fourteenth birthday (which fell in November).

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