Tag Archives: education

The English Spelling–Book

William Fordyce Mavor (1758–1837), from a Scots Jacobite family, set out in 1775 to seek his fortune in London. After staying for a bit with a cousin who, as the ODNB remarks in a wonderful throw-away line, ‘had become a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, English Men of Letters, Fiction and poetry, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Printing and Publishing History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Science (Almost) in Earnest

A recent addition to our series on the history of education is the rather wordy, three-volume Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest, by John Ayrton Paris, who was also the author of a two-volume life of Sir Humphry Davy … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Technology | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Practical Education

We reissued the biography of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria Edgeworth, last year, but I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t pay much attention. Father of a more famous daughter, minor Lunar Society man, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Literary Studies, Women's Writing | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments