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Catalog Number 823.7 LAM 1811
Object Name Book
Date of Publication 1811
Title Mrs. Leicester's School, or, The History of Several Young Ladies, as related by themselves
Summary Children's fiction book belonging to Euphemia Brown. Inscription: "Euphemia H. Brown, Jany 1813" in Euphemia's hand (on front pastedown). On the title page, it is inscribed again in Margaretta's hand.

The book is a collection of stories written in the context of several new students who arrive at a school and who, by way of introduction, relate their personal histories to one another. Autobiographical in nature, most of the tales relate to Mary Lamb's reminiscences about attending primary school and her valuable extracurricular experiences under Salt's patronage. (The Lamb's father was a servant for Salt. Salt was a lawyer.)

Three of the tales (i.e. The witch aunt, First going to church, and The sea voyage) are by Charles Lamb, the remaining seven by Mary Lamb

Stories are:
Elizabeth Villiers; or, The sailor uncle
Louisa Manners; or The farm-house
Ann Withers; or, The changeling
Elinor Forester; or, The father's wedding-day
Margaret Green; or, The young Mahometan
Emily Barton; or The visit to the cousins
Maria Howe; or, The witch aunt
Charlotte Wilmot; or, The merchant's daughter
Susan Yates; or, First time of going to church
Arabella Hardy; or, The sea voyage
Author Lamb, Charles and Mary
Publisher Joseph Milligan /W. Cooper Printer
Place of Publication George Town
Language English
Subjects Children's stories.
European--History
School children--Juvenile fiction.
Stepparents--Juvenile fiction.
Witches--Juvenile fiction.
People Euphemia Helen Brown
Search Terms Children