Letters on various subjects written at school by Fanny Oates, Midsummer 1853

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      GB 206 MS 100
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      1 vol. (12 ff.) Fol.1 is blank. There is no foliation or pagination. The majority of the letters are in copperplate handwriting, some in a smaller hand. Paper covers, with gilt design. A letter from George Chester to Dr R. Offor is inserted on the fly-leaf

Scope and Content

Six school exercises, four of them in the form of letters addressed to members of her family on the following subjects: (1) Discovery of America; (3) Mount Carmel; (5) On the invention of the art of printing; (6) The fig tree. Items (2) and (4) are headed Christian Meditation and Fragments

Administrative / Biographical History

Fanny Oates of Leeds was a member of the same family as the mother of Captain Oates who took part in Scott's expedition to the South Pole

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Miss M. Wilson, 1946


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