Christian Watt Papers
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Christian Watt (1833–1923) was born into a family of fisherfolk in Broadsea, near Fraserburgh on the Aberdeenshire coast. She started work at the age of eight and after decades of hard work and tragedy – four brothers, a son and her husband lost at sea – she became a permanent inmate of Cornhill, the Aberdeen asylum. It was there, in 1880, that she began to write this memoir with its powerful evocation of life in 19th-century Scotland.