Information on sculptor wanted

I am collecting information about the life and work of my great-great-grandfather – the self-taught Borders sculptor Andrew Currie (1812-1891) – whose birth bicentennial falls next year.

He was born at Howford, a farm in the parish of Yarrow, attended Selkirk Grammar School, then trained and worked as a millwright before becoming a sculptor.

Andrew Currie’s best-known works are the statue of Mungo Park in Selkirk and the monument to the Ettrick Shepherd at St Mary’s Loch.

I would be most grateful for any information anyone might be able to provide.

Bob Johnstone

One Parkdale Ave

Balwyn

Victoria 3103

Australia

(bjstone@bigpond.net.au)