[ Association for Promoting the Education of Women. ] Printed 'OXFORD. Association for Promoting the Education of Women || Certificate. | B.A. Degree Course.' Completed in manuscript for Edith Mary Henrietta Snowdon, and signed by Caird and Moberly.

Author: 
Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford [ Professor Edward Caird of Glasgow University; Charlotte Anne Elizabeth Moberly (1846-1937), Principal of St Hugh's Hall, Oxford ]
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[ Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. ] 1 November 1905.
£400.00
SKU: 19614

On one side of a piece of thick laid paper, 36 x 27cm, In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded twice. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. An evocative piece of ephemera from the eve of the struggle for women's rights, women being barred at the time from receiving university degrees. Headed 'Oxford. | Association for Promoting the Education of Women. | Certificate. | B.A. Degree Course.' The initial text begins, with manuscript additions in square brackets: 'This is to certify that [Edith Mary Henrietta Snowdon] of [St Hugh's Hall ] Student Member of the Association, on the [18th.] day of [October], 19[01], entered her name on the Register of Students qualifying for this Certificate: that since that day she has kept twelve Terms by residence at Oxford as a Registered Student: and that she has passed all the Examinations required for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, in the order and under the conditions as to standing prescribed for Undergraduates, thus fulfilling the conditions both of Residence and of Examinations required by the University for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts.' Beneath this text are the signatures of 'E. Caird', President of the Association; and 'C. A. E. Moberly', Principal of St Hugh's Hall. The lower part of the document lists 'Examinations passed' and 'Terms kept by Residence'. Edith Mary Henrietta Snowdon (1883-1957) was the daughter of a Berkshire vicar. She died unmarried. Note; See Oxford DNB for Edward Caird, "Philosopher and College Head" and C.A-E Moberly ("Annie"), education pioneer but also with Jourdain, author of "An Adventure" (a "brush with the supernatural" in the vivinity of the Petit Trianon).