An English Lady, Wishing to Take Charge of a Widower’s Family, and to Teach his Children Music, Singing, Painting, and French, February 1834

An interesting advertisement is on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 28th of February, 1834:


“AN ENGLISH LADY of high respectability wishes to take charge of a Widower’s family. She is

competent to educate his Children in Music, Singing, Painting, and French, which language she

is perfect mistress of, having been educated in Paris; she speaks it and writes it with the fluency

of a native. She would also superintend his domestic affairs. Salary not so much an object as a

comfortable situation. – The most satisfactory references will be given from the family she has

just left.

Letters addressed A. F., and left at the Herald Office, will be attended to.”