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A History of the Cheltenham Ladies' College 1853-1979 - A. K. Clarke

John Catt, 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Upper board slightly sprung. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “One hundred and twenty-five years ago, on February 13th, 1854, the Cheltenham Ladies’ College opened in a private house in Cheltenham, with 82 pupils, bringing to fruition plans begun some six months earlier. It is now a great and justly famous public school of nearly 900 girls. Miss Clarke in this history tells how, through the foresight and determination of its founders, the College was connected at the outset with the whole movement for women’s higher education, in which, under the leadership of Dorothea Beale, and subsequent Principals, it has played an important and dramatic part. The author has had a lifetime involvement in education and scholarship; the daughter of Amy Key, the first headmistress of Truro High School (1880-88), she was educated at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London, and read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1924 Miss Clarke was appointed Senior Classical Mistress at the Ladies’ College, Cheltenham; somewhat hesitantly she came, was conquered, and, save for a brief period, was an inspiring part of College for 29 years, being successively Head of Classics, Head of Upper College, and Director of University Entrants.”
Size: 8¼" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 224

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