's example apparently encouraged other women (Ellen Devis
in 1775 and Eleanor Fenn
in 1801) to publish grammars for children.
Rodriguez-Gil, Maria. “Deconstructing Female Conventions: Ann Fisher (1719-1778)”. Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of Language Sciences, No. 1-2, John Benjamins, pp. 11 -38.
In 1784 a writer in Barbados recommended the study of Fisher's grammar...
Rather as A Child's Christian Education has sometimes been ascribed to AF
, Maria E. Rodriguez-Gil
has recently assigned A New Grammar to the Rev. Daniel Fisher
on the grounds that the title-page of its...
A few of AF
's letters have survived and reached print. (Those to John Cunningham
are among his published correspondence.) Some are being edited by Maria E. Rodriguez-Gil
for a database of letters in progress...