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University medals of Christina Struthers (Mrs. Frederick Niecks)

Identifier: Coll-1507

Scope and Contents

The Bronze medals awarded by the University of Edinburgh to Christina Struthers are:

  1. History of Music, 1893-1894
  2. Counterpoint and Composition,1895-1896
  3. Musical Analysis, 1897-1898

They had been presented in small padded cases prepared by: Alexander Kirkwood and Son, Medalists, 9 St. James Square, Edinburgh. This Edinburgh firm of medalists and engravers was established in 1826, and is still in business in different premises.


  • Creation: 1893-1898


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Biographical / Historical

Christina Struthers was the daughter of Sir John Struthers, Secretary of the Scottish Education Department from 1904 until 1921. She studied for the degree of Bachelor of Music at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded it in 1899. She married Frederick Maternus Niecks who had moved to Scotland in 1868 from Duesseldorf, Germany. Christina edited Niecks' biography of Robert Schumann and published it posthumously the year after his death in 1924. Christina Niecks died in 1944.


3 medals

Physical Location

Medal Store

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no: E2013.73.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 24 March 2014

University medals of Christina Struthers (Mrs. Frederick Niecks), d. 1944
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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