Ref NoBFSS/1/5/1/1/3
Description[Although a file of Denmark letters was referenced in articles in the 1960s, this file has not been seen since pre 2003. However a space has been left for the file in the catalogue, in case it turns up in the future. ]
Related MaterialMinute Book 1813 p453 Feldburg and Solling; p464 Solling. ANR1814 p17, p63; ANR 1820 p22; ANR1823 p100; ANR1824 p29; ANR1825 p16, p81; ANR1826 p15, p80, p81; ANR1827, ANR1828; ANR1829 p22, p65; ANR1830 p10, p82; ANR1831 p28, p111; ANR1833 p20; ANR1843 p27;
AdminHistoryIn 1812 a Dane, Joseph Penn Solling, was educated at Borough Road College, apparently 'liberated from a prison ship' in order to be educated as a schoolmaster, to carry the Lancasterian system of education into Denmark. (Report of Finance Committee 1811, p6.) The monitorial system was very popular in Denmark. Its principal advocate was the Chevalier d'Abrahamson who had been aide de campe to the Duke of Wellington and had seen the system in operation on a visit to BRC. He persuaded the authorities to establish the first Model school in Copenhagen in 1819, and corresponded with the BFSS for many years, to 1830. References to Denmark end in the Annual Reports in 1833 and no letters or reports seem to have been preserved after that date. The method continued to be used in Danish schools until the mid 19th C, when, as in England, the state took control and the monitor was replaced by the teacher.

McGarry thesis 1966, abridged PJC Nov 2011.
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