|but most girls who studied took piano or voice, which wouldn't require an instrument.|
|Sending heavy luggage in advance used to be common practice. You could send anything by road or rail. Carter Paterson and Pickfords (who are still in business) were the two best known carrying companies. They'd collect whatever it was from your house and deliver it at the other end. Or the railway company would do the collecting and delivering, if you were sending by rail.
You can read about the carrying trade in the Victorian period here:
And Pickfords have an interesting site here:
|Elder in Ontario wrote:|
|The only instance I recall at this minute is when Jessica Wayne was called home early because Rosamund was dying, she took a case with essentials only with her, and left everything else to come on in her trunk.|
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