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Merit certificate awarded to Jane Matheson
Merit certificate awarded to Jane Matheson

Merit certificate awarded by the Scotch Education Department to Jane Matheson in 1893 for efficiency in various subjects and signed by Alexander Angus, headmaster; folded green card with gold embossed cover.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I smiled when I saw the use of the word "Scotch" in this context. Here have I been telling people all my working life in Africa that I am Scottish, or even Scots, but certainly not "Scotch". But at the same time reminding them that Scotch comes in a bottle and is Scotland's second best export...after its leading export, its people! Perhaps this certificate made its way to the museum from the USA as there people still insist that Scottish people are indeed "Scotch".
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 29 October 2015
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