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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

Anna Maria Goldsmid (1805–1889)

a summary of her Bloomsbury connections

She was the daughter of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid and sister of Francis Henry Goldsmid

She was involved from her youth in some of the educational and social movements supported by her father and brother, in particular the University of London (later University College London) and University College Hospital, which both of them served for many years

She was taught French and Hebrew by the professors of these subjects at the new University, M. Merlet and Hyman Hurwitz respectively, and the University’s main founder, Thomas Campbell, was her tutor in English literature during the 1820s

Like her relatives, she was generous in her support for progressive institutions, including University College Hospital and the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital in Queen Square

For more general biographical information about Anna Maria Goldsmid, see her entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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