Punch,  59 (1870), 244.

Strawberry Leaves  [2/10]

Horace Walpole


Reportage, Spoof, Serial


Education, Politics, Medical Practitioners, Gender, Spiritualism

     The subtitle reports that the letters from Horace Walpole to 'Sir Horace Mann' have been given to Punch by its 'private spiritual medium'. Walpole tells Mann that he has been electing a school board (a reference to the recent elections to the London School Board), one member of which is 'a delightful lady, a friend of mine, and a Doctor of Medicine' who 'headed everybody by a terrific majority'. He presents some verses written about this woman, who proves to be Elizabeth Garrett.

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