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Papers relating to Practical education (1780; 1798), (1780; 1798)

MS. Eng. misc. c. 895
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-61) an essay by R.L. Edgeworth, c.1778, on Mrs. Barbauld's Lessons for children, from two to three years old (1778), written in the form of a letter to her (lacking fols. 1, 46-47, 50, 60-75 of the original foliation)
  2. (fols. 62-68) two copies of part of the essay in the hand of Mary Sneyd
  3. (fols. 69-70) comments on the essay in an unidentified hand
  4. (fols. 71-76) notes by Mrs. Honora Edgeworth on obstinacy, c.1779, some of which were incorporated into Practical education (1798), chap. VII
  5. (fols. 77-78) similar notes by R.L. Edgeworth
  6. (fols. 79-82) draft of letter by R.L. Edgeworth to Joseph Priestley, c.1780, accompanying a gift of Practical education (1780)
  7. Note: see Butler, p. 63
  8. (fol. 83) notes by R.L. Edgeworth, c.1785, on his daughter Honora Edgeworth (1774-90)
  9. (fols. 84-102) notes by Maria Edgeworth on the children's education, 1796-7, some of which were used in Practical education (1798), chap. XVIII and the appendix, with (fol. 87) notes in the hand of R.L. Edgeworth (lacking pp. 5-6 of the original pagination)
  10. (fols. 103-104) 'The tears of Old Mayday', a poem copied, c.1810, by R.L. Edgeworth from The world, by Adam Fitz-Adam, vol. II (Dublin, 1755) and discussed by him in Practical education (1798), pp. 371-374.


  • Creation: (1780; 1798)


104 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Use microfilm X. Films 13/1a.


MS. Eng. misc. c. 895

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