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Buckland Female School records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 0512

Scope and Contents

Records from a winter school for young women started in 1824 by Mary Lyon. Mostly manuscripts including compositions, philosophical questions, and handwriting exercises by her pupils; catalogues and lists of students.

Dates

  • 1826-1830

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Conditions Governing Use

Open to researchers under library restrictions.

Historical Note

Mary Lyon founded the Buckland Female School in Buckland, Massachusetts, in 1824. This winter school taught girls, usually sixteen years of age, to be responsible women while preparing them to be teachers. Mary Lyon had two assistants, Louisa Billings and Hannah White. At its height, the Buckland Female School had 104 pupils, twenty-five of whom were boarders. Mary Lyon left the school in 1828 to teach at the Ipswich Female Seminary with Zilpah Grant Banister. The Buckland Female School closed in 1831.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Buckland Female School. Founded in Buckland, Massachusetts, 1824. Records contain compositions, philosophical questions, handwriting exercises, catalogs, and lists of students from the school which operated only during the winter months.
Title
Buckland Female School records, 1826-1830.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2004
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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