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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project

Bloomsbury People

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

Frances Mary Buss (1827–1894)

a summary of her Bloomsbury connections

She was a headmistress and campaigner for the establishment of professional standards in teaching

As headmistress of the North London Collegiate School for forty years from 1850, she sent all of its staff to be trained at the Home and Colonial School Society

She became the first woman fellow of the College of Preceptors in 1869

She was involved with promoting the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women and was a governor of the London School of Medicine for Women

For more general biographical information about Frances Buss, see her entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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