Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the Ipswich Female Seminary for the Year Ending October 23, 1849.
The Seminary building is spacious and airy, well furnished with rooms for recitation and other exercises, and commands a most delightful prospect. Eight or ten pupils are accommodated in the family of the Principals, and as many more in each of two other regular boarding houses. Neither of these families receive any boarders except young ladies belonging to the Seminary. A Teacher also boards in each of these families, who is charged with such responsibility as the good of the pupils requires. Many young ladies also find pleasant homes in the families of respectable citizens in the village. They arc subject, in every respect, to the same regulations as those who are under the more immediate care of the Principals.
Not more than two young ladies sleep in the same room, and not more than four study by the same fire. They take the daily care of their own rooms, and of their clothing, and are expected to keep both in good order. For a trifling charge, those who choose it can ride to school in unpleasant weather. Young ladies should always come provided with India rubber over-shoes, and an umbrella ; and for winter, with a good supply of flannel clothing.
Young ladies of studious habits are allowed to study in their own rooms when not engaged in the school exercises.
The Classification (Senior/Middle/Junior) is intended to exhibit, as nearly as may be, the standing of the pupils in the regular studies of the English course. It will be understood that there are always some, and often considerable differences of attainment, between different members of the same class. None are classed who have been members of the Seminary only a single quarter.
Names in this online transcription include Ames, Andrews, Baker, Bayley, Billings, Blake, Bodwell, Bronson, Brown, Buckley, Bunker, Burnham, Caldwell, Canney, Chaffee, Choate, Clancy, Coburn, Cogswell, Couch, Cowles, Cross, Dike, Dodge, Drew, Dunning, Ellsworth, Evans, Everett, Fisher, French, Gegan, Giddings, Gray, Hardy, Harris, Heard, Hobbs, Hooper, Jackson, Jewett, Jordan, Kendall, Kimball, Lamson, Lane, Locke, Lord, Lowe, Mahon, Manning, Marshall, Montross, Norwood, Parker, Poor, Porter, Potter, Pranker, Robinson, Rogers, Sargent, Smith, Sparrell, Stanwood, Swift, Tenney, Tilley, Tinker, Titcomb, Todd, Tomlinson, Torrey, Tufts, Underhill, Wardwell, Warner, Webster, Whipple.
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