Elizabeth Whitehead to Barbara Leigh Bodichon

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25 Jul [1853 or 1854]. Autograph letter, signed, 4+pp. 8vo., Chelsea.

'Dear golden-haired lady' sending papers re Peckham schools and need to send out many circulars to get a few students. She has been to 'the Professor of 'Rational Gymnastics'' and tried some of his exercises 'much to the amusement of 2 of my sisters.' 'How charming it would be to organise a regiment of stay-less, free-breathing, free-stepping girls!' She begins teaching boys at the school tomorrow. Mr Shields was given a watch by the boys in token of their respect.