Mechanics' Institute


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Education Isabella Banks
Isabella Varley (later IB ) joined the Mechanics' Institute in Cooper Street, Manchester, to take advantage of its library, lectures, and exhibitions.
Burney, Edward Lester. Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks. E. J. Morten, 1969.
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Gaskell
Having remarked before marrying that she would need to learn obedience,
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.
EG refused to be known as Mrs William Gaskell: she signed herself throughout her life as Elizabeth Gaskell .
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Wickham
In Maryborough, AW 's mother relieved their poverty by giving elocution lessons to children at the Mechanics' Institute . Her lessons became quite successful, and she was hired by the Queensland Education Department as...
Friends, Associates James Malcolm Rymer
The publication dates of Adeline; or, The Grave of the Forsaken in 1841 and Vileroy in 1841/42 (if the attribution is correct) suggest that JMR and Lloyd may have met before this at the Mechanics' Institute
Occupation Josephine Butler
She began her tour with a lecture delivered to the Mechanics' Institute in Crewe. She continued her travels throughout Northern England and in one year addressed 99 meetings and four conferences and travelled 3,700...
politics Isabella Banks
In late 1838 (the year that she had both opened her own school and joined the ManchesterMechanics' Institute in order to keep pursuing her own education), the seventeen-year-old Isabella Varley became a founding member...


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