Lumsden, Louisa Innes


LL.D. 14.9.1911.

Warden of University Hall 1895-1900.


Born 31.12.1840 7th child and 3rd daughter of Clements Lumsden and Jane Forbes.


Studied Cambridge University - M.A. 1928.

Classical tutor, Girton College 1873-1875. Cheltenham Ladies College 1876-1877. First headmistress St Leonards School, St Andrews 1877-1882. [Teacher]

Member and chair of two school boards in Aberdeenshire 1888-1890. D.B.E. [Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] 1925.


Yellow leaves: memories of a long life. (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1933)


Died 2.1.1935 aged 94.


  • Fife News Almanac 1936
  • College Echoes 1900/01 p1
  • Alumnus Chronicle 17 p7
  • Autobiography, Yellow leaves, 1935
  • Louisa Lumsden in Wikipedia
  • Presentation album for Louisa Innes Lumsden, warden of University Hall, from the students of University Hall, on the occasion of her retirement. University of St Andrews Library ms38672.