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Your search for posts with tags containing Schoolmistress found 8 posts

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “She will endeavour to Teach young MISSES the various Arts and Branches of NEEDLE WORK.” When Ruth Jones prepared to open a school in Portsmouth in 1770, she placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2020

August 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 9, 1769). “A BOARDING SCHOOL in Savannah, for the education of young ladies.” In the summer of 1769 Elizabeth Bedon proposed opening a boarding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2019

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).“M. NELSON, PASTRY-COOK, from LONDON.” The advertisements that appeared in eighteenth-century newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2018

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 5, 1768).“Mrs. Cosgreve would undertake to teach young Ladies to sew and read.” Although several schoolmasters and –mistresses offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2018

March 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 29, 1768).“He intends to open School … she will undertake to teach the Girls their Needle.” In preparation for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2018

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 24, 1767).“REBECCA WOODIN … CONTINUES to teach young ladies.” Although women placed newspaper notices advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2017

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 13, 1767).“ANNE IMER … has opened SCHOOL.” Less than two weeks into the new year, Charleston’s schoolmasters...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2017

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