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  RARE CROYDON QUAKER SCHOOL by Ann Rosling 1834 £1500  
A very rare Quaker sampler from the Croydon School by Ann Rosling 1834.
The Croydon School was opened in 1825 having previously been in Clerkenwell, In addition to schooling the girls were employed in spinning mop-yarn as well as made to mend the inmates clothing. Occupying a large elegant house built in 1708 it housed 120 children later increasing to 150. Interestingly Non-Quakers were admitted. Those entering the school were required to bring a full set of clothing, which was specified for girls......
1 plane bonnet and one hat, 1 winter cloak ;2 summer cloaks or jackets; 3 frocks; 1 shawl; 2 pairs of stays; 2 skirts; 3 chemises; 2 flanel petticoats; 2 pinafores; 6 pocket-handkerchiefs; 3 Tuckers; 2 Nightcaps; 4 Pairs of Stockings; 3 Pairs of boots; 2 Black Aprons & An Umbrella.
Increasing prevalence of Typhoid in Croydon plans to relocate were looked into and new premises were opened in 1879 in Saffron Walden in Essex..
Ann was born 9.7.1829 in St.Botolph Aldgate Her parents being Sarah & Heffield Rosling.


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