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David Low – a biography


Having posted about David Low the other day. Adam was pleased to come across this item:-

David Low, the third son of four children of David Brown Low, a businessman, was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 7th April 1891. His father’s family had originally come from Fife in Scotland in the 1860s and his mother’s from Dublin, Ireland, in 1850. (1)

In 1902 his eldest brother died from peritonitis. His parents believed he had been weakened by “overstudy” and Low, aged eleven, was withdrawn from school. “He thus went into adolescence without the advantages and disadvantages of a peer group. His discipline was self-discipline.”

Well worth reading

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