Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Meg Woodward
2019



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Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady

c. 1814

Abstract:
Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady.

Extent: 1 volume
Language(s) of Material: English

Shelfmark:

MS. 12594

Biographical

The identities of the author and recipient of the volume are unknown.

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume in a black morocco binding, watermarked 'Simmons 1814', and containing a course of education for a young lady. It may have been written by a mother or tutor, though both the author and recipient are unknown. The volume contains an introduction, consisting of an essay on the virtues of female education, and five divisions headed Architecture, Heraldry, Mechanics, Astronomy and Natural History. The volume ends with 20 hand-drawn 'plates' depicting architectural features, heraldic crests and mechanical concepts.

Acquisition

Purchased from Blackwells Rare Books, Aug 2017, with the help of the Rose Fund.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12594].

Subject(s) (LCSH)

19th century
Women -- Education


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