Title: A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education, frontispiece and title page

Creator: Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.

Date: 1798

Bibliographic Citation: Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education: in Boarding Schools, Private Families, and Public Seminaries; to Which are Added, Rudiments of Taste, in a Series of Letters from a Mother to her Daughters ; Embellished with an Elegant Frontispiece. Philadelphia: Printed by John Ormrod, 1798.

Notes: In this work, together with grammar, arithmetic, and etiquette, Erasmus Darwin presents natural history as a proper subject for study by a young woman of taste. He also included a number of natural history and botanical publications on a list of recommended reading.

Physical Description: image.frontispiece.black and white 17 × 20 cm

Language: English

Description: Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin, was an English physician and an advocate for teaching botany to women, according to the Linnaean system. Contrarily to many, he did not felt that Linnaeus’ classification of plants based on the number and position of the reproductive organs too provocative of a topic for women.

Subject: Women — Education — Early works to 1800.
Conduct of life — Early works to 1800.
Young women — Early works to 1800.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Domesticated Botany

Call Number: LC1421 D3 1798 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 15a_000631071_darwin-frontispieceandtitlepage