File 1 - Housewifery.

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Housewifery.

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SCA215-GA194-1

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  • 1904 (Creation)
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    Shaw, K. Mary E.

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K. Mary E. Shaw was a teacher and/or student at the Battersea Polytechnic Institute in 1904. Battersea College of Education had its origins in the department of ‘Women’s Studies’ at Battersea Polytechnic Institute. A special grant had been given to the Polytechnic by London County Council to open a teacher training school in domestic economy, and the first eleven full-time students started their course in 1894. The department was reorganized by the Board of Education as a teachers’ training school in 1895. The Battersea Polytechnic Institute eventually became the University of Surrey. (Source: Pickering & Chatto antiquarian booksellers – catalogue)

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File consists of a notebook prepared by K. Mary E. Shaw on housewifery, and appears to be her notes for teaching this course. The syllabus covers all aspects of running an Edwardian household, from scullery, house and parlour work, hygiene, sick nursing, and keeping accounts. Volume contains neat ink ms. on ruled paper with pasted-in cuttings from trade catalogues and books, detailed drawings, etc., in marbled boards covered with original unbleached linen.

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Excellent condition with very neat manuscript.

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