April Meeting 2016

Sharron McColl – ‘Louise Carnegie – the Woman behind Andrew Carnegie’

21 April 2016


Many of us in Dunfermline know quite a lot about Andrew Carnegie, but how much do we know about his wife, Louise? She was an American, who first met Carnegie when she was 23, and seven years later they married. Carnegie was then 51, and they remained together until his death thirty two years later. She must have played a very important role in the second half of his life, where he put his philanthropic ideas into practice.

Sharron McColl is a reference librarian in Dunfermline. She has lectured to the Society previously and is an expert on Louise Carnegie. In this talk she will tell us the story of her life.