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Abbott, Walter Hugh Alexander, 1928-2018 (Dip. Social Study, Edinburgh University)

 Person

Born in India in 1928 to Walter Abbott, a clerk with the Board of Trade, and Margaret Rodger, Walter arrived in the UK in 1929. He gained his Diploma in Social Study in 1951, the title of his thesis being: "The Extent Functions and Problems of Statutory Wage Control". Latterly he worked as Careers advisor at the University of Stirling. Walter died 2018 at the age of 90 years.
Sources: Student admission file, EUA; Edinburgh University calendar; https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/trinityacademicals/news/walter-abbott-passed-away-at-the-age-of-90-2383901.html, accessed September 2019; Ancestry.co.uk, accessed August 2020.

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A37 Abbott, Walter Hugh Alexander, 1948-1959

 File — Box: SW 8
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/8/1/26
Scope and Contents Diploma in Social Study 1951. File contains: Enrolment form; correspondence and notes relating to the student's admission interview and enrolment; correspondence. Details of practical placements can be found at the back of the file and include: A report from Alex Nicholson, Niddrie District of Edinburgh Council of Social Service where Abbot was required to undertake home visiting, interviewing applicants and officials and general office administration. Abbott is described as "an indefatigable...
Dates: 1948-1959