Ladies Hibernian Female School Society :
At a meeting of ladies held in London on Wednesday the 2d of July 1823, it was resolved that a Society should be formed bearing the above designation. The following prospectus and rules, &c. were adopted...
Ladies Hibernian Female School Society.
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Refers to a meeting held in London on Wednesday 2 July 1823 regarding the prospectus, rules and general objects of the Hibernian Female School Society - "There are few person in this country endowed with the common sympathies of our nature, whose feelings of late years have not been frequently excited by the melancholy details of the ignorance, poverty, and insubordination of the Irish peasantry ... the establishment generally through Ireland, of exclusively female schools, where girls, in addition to a religious education, might receive the advantages of instruction in needle-work, knitting, spinning, and the other branches of knowledge which apply to their condition in society, and promote in after life those fruits of industry, cleanliness, and order, of which they have hitherto continued so lamentably ignorant". The President of the Society was the Duchess of Beaufort, with sixteen female vice-presidents listed (mostly nobility, amongst them, the Marchioness of Bath, Countess Gower, the Countess of Liverpool), fourteen female committee members; a Treasurer, Mrs. Money (based at No.10, York Place, Portman Square, London) and three female secretaries. A list of subscribers along with the amount they have donated to the established of the Society features on p.3. Last page is blank.
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[London : s.n.], 1823.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 folded sheet (4 p.) ; 32 cm.
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