Elizabeth Gould

Ashley, Melissa (2014) Elizabeth Gould. Lawrence, KS, USA, University of Kansas Libraries.

Author Ashley, Melissa
Title Elizabeth Gould
Place of publication Lawrence, KS, USA
Publisher University of Kansas Libraries
Publication date 2014
Series John Gould: Bird Illustration in the Age of Darwin. Gould History and Background
Total pages 1 Scholarly blog entry
Language eng
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Elizabeth Gould (nee Coxen) was born in 1804, in Ramsgate, Kent, to a military family. While little is known of her early life, at twenty-two, Elizabeth was employed as a governess, residing in James Street, London. Her young charge, Harriet Rothery, was the nine year old daughter of the chief of the office of the King’s proctor, William Rothery (Datta 1997, 65). From the single letter that survives from the period, we know that Elizabeth taught Harriet French, Latin and music (Chisholm 1964, 10)...

Elizabeth, it seems, wasn’t convinced of the merits of working as a governess. According to Bruce Crawford, a descendant of Elizabeth Gould’s nephew, William Henry Coxen, Elizabeth Coxen and John Gould met by way of Charles Coxen, Elizabeth’s younger brother (Greenslope 2012). Charles Coxen, like John Gould, was a taxidermist and as early as 1829, Gould’s correspondence records a reference to their relationship...
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