Made in Dundee
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Money was always a struggle. She complained in her diary: 'My son Edward…knows little or nothing of the value of money and, therefore, has the idea but that everything should be forthcoming on demand.'
Yet even this could be considered an achievement – Williamina had been able to achieve what many a parent aspires to – that their child should want for nothing. She went from being an abandoned single parent to a world-renowned astronomer who supported her son through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An astonishing example of class mobility, all achieved through her own brains and hard work.