Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the Ipswich Female Seminary for the Two Years Ending July 20, 1858.
The Ipswich Academy was incorporated in February 1828, and opened for the reception of young ladies in the month of April following. A building had been erected for purposes of education, three years before. This was done by subscription. Arrangements having been made in the winter of 1828, with Miss Z. P. Grant, then Principal of the Adams Female Academy at Derry, N. H., to open the building for a Female Seminary of a high order, the owners obtained an act of incorporation by the name of "The Proprietors of the Ipswich Academy."
The entire management and control of their property was committed to a Board of Trustees, who were not to exceed thirteen, a majority of whom were to be proprietors. The academy building, however, was not to be leased for more than five years at one time, without the concurrence of the proprietors.
It had been expected that the stock would be profitable to the owners ; but the Trustees succeeded in obtaining the consent of the proprietors to lease the building-to Miss Grant, free of rent. The conditions were, on her part, that she should furnish the requisite instruction/on her sole responsibility, and conduct the school on the plan before pursued at Derry, with such improvements as she might, from time to time, see fit to introduce ; and on theirs, that they should furnish such aid and cooperation as they could, in carrying the design of the school into effect.
Names in this online transcription include Allen, Andrews, Bailey, Baker, Berry, Blake, Blood, Blythe, Brackett, Briggs, Bronson, Brooks, Brown, Bryant, Burnham, Caldwell, Chase, Choate, Clark, Coe, Courtney, Covill, Cowles, Crane, Cressy, Cross, Croswell, Curling, Curtis, Cushing, Dearborn, Dodge, Donnell, Dwyer, Dyer, Estes, Farley, Farrar, Flitner, Fogg, Frary, Fullerton, Gale, Gibson, Giddings, Glidden, Goodwin, Guilford, Hale, Hall, Haskell, Hayes, Henry, Hobbs, Hodgdon, Holm, Holmes, Hovey, Hunt, Hutchinson, Ives, Jordan, Josselyn, Kelly, Kilburn, Kimball, Kingsbury, Knowlton, Lane, Leach, Lord, Loring, Lowe, Lowell, Lumpkin, Mann, Marshall, Means, Mears, Merwin, Miller, Nourse, Ordway, Orne, Page, Palmer, Patch, Patten, Paul, Pearson, Pillsbury, Porter, Pratt, Prichard, Richardson, Roberts, Robinson, Ross, Rutherford, Sargent, Sawyer, Smith, Southgate, Stevens, Temple, Thomas, Tozer, Upton, Van Buskirk, Vose, Wade, Wait, Wales, Watson, Webster, Weston, Wheelwright, White, Wilde, Wilford, Wilson, Wise.
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