Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Greenwich School District No. 5 Register
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The register for School District No. 5 of Greenwich, Massachusetts for winter term 1873-1874 lists seven students aged 8 to 12 years attending for the 2 month period, December 1 to January 23.
The teacher, Ernest Howe Vaughan, earned $24 per month, which he used to defray the costs of his own education, according to Donald Howe in Quabbin: The Lost Valley (pg. 297). Vaughan later became one of the most prominent members of the Worcester County Bar Association. He, with other lawyers, handled the claims of many firms and individuals in connection with the taking of property for the Quabbin Reservoir.
The register is a single folded sheet of paper, unbound, and includes attendance, headmarks, and visitors records, as well as a few statistics.