Tyne and Wear HER(15685): Newcastle, Percy Street, Academy

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    "Site of the house of the Bruce family and their 'commodious' [according to Mackenzie 1827] academy. John Bruce came to Newcastle in 1793 and set up a teaching practice. In 1802 he leased a large house in Percy Street. Two good schools had just closed in the Haymarket area. He founded his school in 1806. The Academy was a commercial school, preparing the boys for trade and business. John Bruce was not a man of means, he was self taught in French (useful in a trading port like Newcastle) and mathematics. In 1802 the school offered courses in French, mathematics, geography and writing. In 1815 Robert Stephenson attended the academy....."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/smr/15685
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 8 months ago
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