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Annie M. Carr

Signed family name
Signed given name
Annie M.
Given address
No 90 Lichfield St Chch
Sheet number
Central Christchurch

The 1893 electoral roll lists: Annie Mary Carr, 23 Lichfield Street East, Teacher. Same address as C.A Carr, Agnes Carr and Charlotte J Carr.

Biographical information provided by Jenni Chrisstoffels, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

In 1893 Annie Mary Carr opened a school of shorthand and typewriting, stating this was a ‘new channel for the utilisation of female labour’.  Amongst her first graduates were sisters Agnes May and Charlotte Jane Carr, co-signatories of the suffrage petition, who then joined her as teachers at the school. The school was first run from their home at 23 Lichfield St, later in the Grain Agency Building nearby. Agnes married Carl Klein in 1895 and in 1896 Charlotte moved to Wellington. In October 1898, the advertisements for the school referred to Annie as the ‘late Miss A M Carr’ and, shortly after, the business was taken over by one of her top students, Mr H.W. Lockyer-Digby.

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.