Sometimes a governess would be employed to supervise the correspondence lessons and teach additional lessons.
In 1921 the family returned to Poland and Mark was taught by a French governess .
Ralph's early education was handled at home by a governess .
An orphan, Doris was brought up in the respectable home of well-to-do foster parents, and was educated by a governess .
At noon, she was permitted time to eat a small meal before her governess would begin the afternoon lessons by lecture.
From the age of four, when he was taught to write by his governess , he kept a diary.
Born in Limerick in 1930, he was one of eight children of a wealthy flour-miller and was brought up surrounded by servants and governesses .
Many young women reading Austen in her own lifetime would have become governesses , teaching the children of the rich.
I had governesses that taught me what I wanted to learn.
It was not unheard of for women of that time to work as nurses, teachers, governesses etc but my mother preferred to stay at home and take care of my three brothers and I.