Beauclerc, Marie Bethell

JOURNALIST (ENGLAND)
BORN 10 Oct 1845, London: St. Pancras - DIED 19 Sep 1897, Birmingham
REAL NAME Bethell, Maria
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley (plot 961.I (buried next to George Dawson))

Marie Beauclerc was born Maria Bethell. Her father died when she was five years old and for unknown reasons her name was changed to Beauclerc. She worked for George Dawson, the editor of the Birmingham Morning News because of ter excellent shorthand reporting skills. She was regarded as the first female reporter in England.

When she was appointed as a teacher at Rugby in 1888, she also became the first woman who became a teacher at a public school for boys in England. Since 1876 she had been teaching phonohraphy and at Rugby she was Teacher of Shorthand. In 1887 she founded the Shorthand Writers Association and she promoted typewriting in Birmingham. In 1892 she retired because of illness.

She died in 1897 and was buried next to her former employer Geroge Dawson at Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.

Related persons
• worked for Dawson, George

Sources
Marie Bethell Beauclerc - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Marie Bethell Beauclerc at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 


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Published: 27 Apr 2015
Last update: 27 Apr 2015