Walker, Robert

Education

Joint librarian and quaestor 26.11.1864 - 9.1.1869. Librarian , quaestor and registrar 12.1.1869 - 5.2.1881.

Birth/childhood

Baptised 20.2.1828 son of Robert Walker, coachman and domestic servant, Kenly Green and Elspet Anderson.

Career

Apprenticed to a cabinetmaker in Cupar. Worked as a journeyman in St Andrews. [Cabinetmaker]

Self taught and particularly interested in Natural History.

Joint librarian and quaestor 26.11.1864 - 9.1.1869. Librarian , quaestor and registrar 12.1.1869 - 5.2.1881. [St Andrews University]

Publications (in Scottish Naturalist and Annals and Magazine of Natural History).

Death

Died 5.2.1881 aged 55.

Sources

  • St Andrews Gazette 10.4.1869
  • St Andrews Citizen 12.2.1881 p4, 26.7.1913
  • East Fife Record 11.7.1881 p2
  • Fifeshire Jnl. 10.2.1881 p5
  • Library Bulletin 5 p71-2
  • Death Reg. St Andrews 1881