Scott, Vera

Key Information

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Scott, Vera

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

History

Vera Helen Scott was born in Russia in 1877 to Lady Christina Scott and Sir Charles Stewart Scott, a British ambassador. The eldest of a family of six, she was described as a precocious child and 'the brains of the family'. Much of her childhood was spent abroad, until her family moved to London before settling in Scotland. From 1910 to 1911 she studied at The Glasgow School of Art. Scott served as a VAD nurse for eleven months from June 1915, during which time she was based at Stobhill 3rd Scottish General Hospital in Glasgow. She was then withdrawn due to 'nerves and hysteria'. She died tragically from exhaustion following an acute manic episode at Gartnavel Royal Lunatic Asylum in 1921, at the age of 43. She never married. Vera Helen Scott is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

If you have any more information, please get in touch.

Sources: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Processing information

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

local

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard