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Buss, Frances Mary (1827–1894), headmistress

Elizabeth Coutts

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Buss, Frances Mary (1827–1894), headmistress, was born in London on 16 August 1827, the eldest child of Robert William Buss (1804–1875), a painter and etcher, and his wife, Frances Fleetwood (d. c.1860). Frances and her four brothers were the only survivors to adulthood among their ten children. She later described how her education began: her grandparents, whom she was visiting in ...

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Subjects: Education

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