List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
SCHOOL (Girls) [Tarves] Female School
Female School
Female School
Revd. [Reverend] Francis Knox. The Manse
John Hepburn Esqr. [Esquire] Surveyor
Mr William Duthie. Merchant (& Banker)
037 A good substantial building erected about 1858 by the late Earl of Aberdeen, at the cost of about £600. The School and Schoolhouse are very neat as well as Commodious buildings, and on a very liberal Scale for the locality, after comp[l]etion it was made over to the Kirk Session, whereby it came under the National System of Education and now participates in the national grant amounting to £15 per annum with £5 for pupil teacher. The Earl of
Aberdeen Contributes £15, and the Scholars fees amounts to about £30. The Schoolmistress is necessar[i]ly a certificated teacher, and besides the ordinary branches of English education the Scholars are instructed in knitting and various branches of needlework. The average number of Scholars is about 60 Miss. Symmers. Teacher
POST OFFICE [Tarves] Post Office
Post Office
Post Office
Name on Board
Revd. [Reverend] Francis Knox.
William Duthie
037 A good dwelling house. Druggist and provision etc shop and in which is a branch post office, letters arrive here about 8. A.M. and dispatched at 12.30 P.M. via Aberdeen per Mail Gig. Mrs. Lumsden occupier

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