Mrs. Henry Clarke





Mrs. Henry Clarke


Born
in Plymouth, The United Kingdom
August 17, 1853

Died
March 04, 1908

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Born in 1853 in Plymouth, Amy Key was the daughter of Joseph Henry Key and his first wife, Elizabeth, both of Cornish extraction. She was educated at Newton Abbot - where the family had moved in 1857 - and then at a small boarding school in Whitechurch. Key was employed as a governess from 1869, publishing her first work - a short story in the magazine Good Words - that same year. In 1873 she joined the staff of the Plymouth High School, after taking a first in the Cambridge "Women's Examination." She read Mathematics at Newnham College from 1875-76, while on leave from her post, and returned to teaching at Plymouth from 1876-80, at which point she became the first Headmistress of Truro High School.

During the course of her time at Truro, Ke
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