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Pender, Iain McAllister Moffatt-, 1896-1961 (Scottish writer and Gaelic revivalist)



  • Existence: 1896-1961

Iain (sometimes spelt Ian) McAllister Moffatt-Pender studied Celtic Language and Literature under Professor W. J. Watson at Edinburgh University, before his studies were interrupted by the First World War, during which he fought in the Seaforth Highlanders. Before the War he also represented Scotland as a Rugby Union international. In 1932, he emigrated to Australia with his wife and made a fortune as a sheep farmer. He returned to Scotland after the Second World War and completed his degree in 1951. He wrote plays in Gaelic on Jacobite themes.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Scrapbooks of Iain Moffatt-Pender

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1140
Identifier: Coll-1896
Scope and Contents Two personal scrapbooks of writer and Gaelic revivalist Iain Moffatt-Pender, comprising mostly clippings, photographs, and correspondence which together throw an interesting light on the social milieu of Scottish Gaelic revivalism in the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, including links with Irish artists and academics.The frist album contains several black-and-white family phtorgraphs dating from the beginning and middle of the 20th century, a letter from John Macmillan dated 5...
Dates: 1950s-1960s