Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

In her article on children’s correspondence in the Netherlands (17701850) (see Paedagogica Historica, Vol 41, No.3, June 2005), Willemijn Ruberg notes that during the years 1836 and 1837 the letters of Lady Montagu, in which she writes about her travels, were part of the curriculum of the three sons of the Hubrecht family. Between the ages of ten and twelve the boys studied "with Mr De Gelder, who headed a boarding school in Leiden. They had to learn rhetoric, of which the composition of letters formed a part" (2005:297).

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