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1860, 1872, 1860, 1872

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 26
Identifier: MS 0506.1

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series consists of letters written by and to Banister between 1822-1874. Early letters written by Grant concern the Adams Female Seminary and the Ipswich Female Seminary. Among these letters, Banister corresponds with Mary Lyon regarding text books, curriculum and eventually Lyon's plans for Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Later letters concern Grant's health and travels. The majority of the remaining letters are addressed to Elijah and Elizabeth Grant and to Lucinda T. Guilford. Of particular note is a memorilization of Joseph Emerson to his brother Ralph. Many letters written to Banister from former students concern debt incurred to Ipswich Female Seminary's Society for the Education of Females; most correspondences describe their current teaching careers and their inability to repay their loans. Other letters include correspondences from Catharine Beecher, Mary Lyon, Joseph Emerson and Jane Van Allen.


  • Creation: 1860, 1872

Conditions Governing Access



1 folders

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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