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Teacher Exchange Scheme - the League of the Empire

Teacher Exchange Scheme - the League of the Empire

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 1:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Norwell
Does anyone have any information about an organisation called the League of the Empire, which apparently organised teacher exchanges between the UK and countries of the Empire from 1919 onwards.

An ancestor of my husband's, a lady called Isabella Scott Norwell, travelled to Canada (Montreal, en route for Toronto) in 1922, on a one year exchange with this organisation. The opportunity to visit Canada would have been attractive to Isabella, since her parents and siblings had emigrated there from the UK over the preceding ten years or so. Isabella travelled to Canada in company of several other teachers, who also gave their addresses as c/o League of the Empire.

Any information about where Isabella may have taught, or the educational system in Canada at that time, would be gratefully received.

Many thanks

Re: Teacher Exchange Scheme - the League of the Empire

Posted: 29 Dec 2009 4:51AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Edited: 30 Dec 2009 7:59PM GMT
See their website

http://www.lect.org.uk/home.aspx

Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924
about Isabella Soctt Norwell
Name: Isabella Soctt Norwell
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birth Place: Perth, Scotland
Age: 37
Date of Arrival: Aug 1922
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Port of Departure: ?? SW
Ship Name: Montrose

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Re: Teacher Exchange Scheme - the League of the Empire

Posted: 1 Jan 2010 7:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Excellent, thank you so much.

Best wishes for twenty ten.
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