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What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Louisa Sophia Goldsmid (1819–1908)

a summary of her Bloomsbury connections

She was the cousin and wife of Francis Henry Goldsmid, and conformed to the family tradition of supporting educational and social causes

She took an active part in promoting the education of women, sitting on committees at the Governesses’ Benevolent Institution; Queen’s College, Harley Street; Girton College, Cambridge; and, in Bloomsbury, College Hall, the first female hall of residence to be opened at University College London after women were admitted to full degree status in 1878

In 1885 she sat alongside Mary Ward on the Council of the Froebel Society (Report and Calendar for the year 1885 of the Froebel Society for the Promotion of the Kindergarten System, 1885)

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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