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Women -- Education -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Abigail Cowles Grant papers

Identifier: MS 0636

Grant, Abigail Fidelia Cowles, 1820-1881; students. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1843-1845. Papers consist of letters to her cousin Martha Grant, primarily describing academic and residential life at Mount Holyoke and her marriage to Joel Grant.

Dates: 1844 - 1848; Majority of material found in 1846 - 1846

Academies and seminaries collection

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 31
Abstract The Academies and Seminaries Collection brings together a variety of sources relating to private schools (chiefly for girls or women) in the United States (and one in Canada) which were established in the nineteenth century, many of them modeled after Mount Holyoke Female Seminary or otherwise following the recommendations of its founder, Mary Lyon. Materials date from 1810 to 1999 and include correspondence, reports, catalogues, circulars, brochures, articles, historical sketches, notes,...
Dates: 1810 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1930

Elizabeth Lucy Chapin papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: Elizabeth Lucy Chapin Papers]
Identifier: MS 0855

Chapin, Elizabeth Lucy, 1838-1862; Secondary school teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Papers span the years 1842, and 1859-1861, and consist of correspondence, a photograph, a photocopy of a poem, and a small book. Primarily letters written by Lucy in Athens, Georgia and West Point, Mississippi, to a sister in Chicopee, Massachusetts, documenting her life as a young woman from the North teaching in the South on the eve of the Civil War.

Dates: 1842-1861

Usher papers

Identifier: MS 0646

Usher, Jessie, d. 1906; student. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1857. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1860-1861. Papers consist of fourteen letters to her family, notes from her sister, Melissa Usher Tyler, and three notebooks on Bible studies. Primarily documents her academic and social activities at Mount Holyoke.

Dates: 1854-1861