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Creator : Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880
Source : The little girl's own book / 3rd ed
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : Printed for Thomas Tegg [and 3 others]
Date of creation : 1832
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Donated by : Mrs Rosa Moore
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Originally published in America, this book also became popular in England. It contains activities for girls arranged under the broad headings - Games, Instructive games, Games of memory, Forfeits, Active exercises, Baskets, Ornaments, Puzzles, Riddles, Charades, Automata, Needlework, Bees, Silkworms, Keeping animals, Gardening, and Miscellaneous. Archery is among the active exercises recommended. It was popular with women from the 17th century.

This copy was owned by ER (Rosa) Clark of Hazelwood. Rosa Clark was the daughter of Francis and Caroline Clark who emigrated to South Australia in 1850. They built their family home and named it Hazelwood, after their English home. Part of Hazelwood was acquired by the South Australian government in 1914, and established as Hazelwood Park, a beautiful recreation park in Adelaide's eastern suburbs.

Related names :

Clark, Ellen Rosa (1842-99)

Hazelwood Park (S. Aust.)

Further reading :

Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. The English child in the eighteenth century, London: John Murray, 1939

Hartcup, Adeline. Children of the great country houses, London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1982

The hatbox letters: the story of the migration to South Australia of the families of Edward Montgomrey Martin and Francis Clark, 1850/51, South Australia: Martin/Clark Book Committee, 1999

Roe, F. Gordon. The Georgian child, London: Phoenix House, 1961

Walvin, James. A child's world: a social history of English childhood, 1800-1914, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1982

Internet links :
Victorian web: see Education and the lives of children, and, Leisure and amusements



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