Governesses' Benevolent Institution

Connections

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death Dorothea Primrose Campbell
DPC died at the Aged Governesses' Asylum in Kentish Town in London.
This was no doubt a home run by the Governesses' Benevolent Institution .
Cutting added to Dorothea Campbell’s Poems, 1816.
Dedications Anna Maria Hall
The collection was dedicated to The Patrons and Friends of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution , and, In Especial, To Mrs David Laing . Proceeds from its sale (like those from Dinah Mulock Craik 's Bread...
Family and Intimate relationships Iris Tree
IT 's mother, Maud (Holt) Tree , taught classics at Queen's College , Harley Street and harboured the ambition of becoming an academic at Girton College .
Queen's College was founded for the training of...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Cobbold
Twenty-four years after his writer mother 's death, Richard Cobbold delivered for the benefit of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution a lecture entitled The Character of Woman, printed the same year.
Burmester, James, Rosamund Burmester, and Emma Pound. English Books. James Burmester Rare Books, 1985.
68
Intertextuality and Influence Dinah Mulock Craik
An appendix provided an impassioned history of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution 's activities, quoting Maria Edgeworth on thrift.
Craik, Dinah Mulock. Bread upon the Waters; A Family in Love; A Low Marriage; The Double House. B. Tauchnitz, 1865.
91
The logic of the story, by which the good the governess has done to others returns...
Literary responses Sarah Lewis
Kathryn Hughes notes that SL 's support of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution (founded in 1843), and their efforts (via Queen's College , founded on 1 May 1848) to establish a system of qualification for governesses...
Literary responses Charlotte Brontë
CB was stung by Elizabeth Rigby 's attack on the second edition in the Quarterly, which entered the debate over governesses by reviewing the novel alongside Thackeray 's Vanity Fair and the Report of...
politics Dinah Mulock Craik
An astute business woman in her dealings with publishers, DMC actively supported working women: she wrote a story to raise funds for the Governesses' Benevolent Institution and invited London shopgirls to spend their half-holiday with...
Textual Production Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ published the pamphlet The Relative Position of Mothers and Governesses, which protests against the poor education of both, and offers encouragement to the Governesses' Benevolent Association .
Thomas, Clara. Love and Work Enough: The Life of Anna Jameson. University of Toronto Press, 1967.
12, 18, 167-8
Textual Production Dinah Mulock Craik
Dinah Mulock (as the author of Olive) published the short novel Bread upon the Waters; A Governess's Life, issued in support of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution .
Craik, Dinah Mulock. Bread upon the Waters; A Family in Love; A Low Marriage; The Double House. B. Tauchnitz, 1865.
96
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne, 1983.
chronology
Textual Production Dinah Mulock Craik
From early in her career, with the publication of Bread upon the Waters in support of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution , DMC occasionally lent her power, influence, and popularity as a writer to direct support...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anna Maria Hall
The work also includes an essay, Working Memoranda, outlining the objectives of the Governesses' Benevolent Institution .
Hall, Anna Maria. Stories of the Governess. Published for the Benefit of the Governesses’ Benevolent Institution and sold by J. Nisbet, 1852.
115
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Harriet Martineau
Female Industry is a wide-ranging review covering the 1851 census results, the reports of Poor Law Commissioners on women and children in agriculture, the Governesses' Benevolent Institution , and The Lowell Offering, as well...
Wealth and Poverty Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Morgan left a self-made fortune of more than £15,000 (her earnings had actually increased since she was awarded her pension of £300 a year). Her estate went to her surviving nieces, except for bequests to...
Wealth and Poverty Adelaide O'Keeffe
D. Laing (in the same letter which reports on AOK 's early love-affair) appealed on her behalf to the Royal Literary Fund with both warm sympathy and condescension.
This letter-writer may have been the Rev...

Timeline

1843
The Governesses' Benevolent Association was founded in London.
1843
The Governesses' Benevolent Association was founded in London.
1 May 1848
Queen's College for Women (a secondary, not a post-secondary institution) was founded in London to educate prospective governesses and improve girls' education generally.
1865
In this year, the Governesses' Benevolent Society disbursed £16,882 to needy, ill, and elderly governesses.