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Buckland Female School records, 1826-1830.
1 box (5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0512 (LD 7093.38 B8)

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.

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Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

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Open to researchers under library restrictions.

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

Restrictions on use:

Open to researchers under library restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Buckland Female School Records, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
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Language
English.