- Women in Education During the 19th Century
June, 1878 to 1878 AUGUSTA, Virginia Education, Women
“From my own personal knowledge of the school, I cordially commend it, as one of the very best female schools within my knowledge, in the Southern states”. This is just one of many testimonials taken from an advertising pamphlet from the Virginia Female Institute, published in June 1878. During the 19th century, women were finding new ways to exert freedom and attempt to obtain power. One of the...
- Women In The Education Arena
November 9, 1837 to July 4, 1838 HAMPSHIRE, Massachusetts Emma Willard, Mary Lyon, Northeast, Women's colleges, Female Seminaries, Education, Women
On November 9th, 1837, Mrs. Pamela Burr wrote a letter to Mary Lyon, a leader of the women’s rights leader and educator, urging her to consider her two daughters for admission to Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. The letter describes the qualifications of two young girls, Caroline and Mary Burr, in detail. Mrs. Burr says that she is not extremely wealthy but could pay tuition for both girls...