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Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady

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MS. 12594

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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.

Dates

  • c. 1814

Extent

1 volume volume

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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

MS. 12594

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12594

Overview

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

Biographical / Historical

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Blackwells Rare Books, Aug 2017, with the help of the Rose Fund.
Title
Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Meg Woodward
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom