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Women teachers--United States--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Sarah A. Ballard Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01603
Scope and Contents This journal begins in Hartford, CT when Sarah Ballard begins her training to become a teacher. She writes almost exclusively about visiting local schools and of lectures she hears related to the teaching profession. Much of the first portion of her journal is dedicated to understanding different teaching philosophies. She details her approaches to teaching arithmetic, spelling, singing, and grammar. She also addressing religion and attending church services. Ballard gives some description...
Dates: 1850-1858

Fanny Kean Leake Patton diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01903
Content Description Collection contains a single diary of American woman Fanny Kean Leake Pattaon (1867-1939) during her time with the American Episcopal Mission in Kyoto, Japan. She and her husband Rev. J. Lindsay Patton (1966-1915), worked in Japan as missionaries for fifteen years starting in the late 1880s. By the time the diary was written, they had been overseas for several years and had five children, some of whom were born in Japan. The diary includes documentation about Fanny and her husband's...
Dates: 1891 February 26 - 1891 June 27

Fanny Kean Leake Patton diary

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2024.138
Dates: 1891 February 26 - 1891 June 27

Margaret Newbold Thorpe's "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher" and "Life in North Carolina"

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01457
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of "Life in Virginia by a Yankee Teacher", an account by a missionary school teacher, Margaret Newbold Thorpe, who taught black students at Fort Magruder and in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1866-1867. Photostatic copy of "Life in North Carolina," September 1869-1870, an account written by Margaret Newbold Thorpe Stokes about Warrenton, North Carolina. The accounts were apparently written in 1881 and 1907.The photostatic copies were likely made in 1951, when gifted...
Dates: 1951

Pattie Fitzgerald Diary

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 118
Identifier: SC 01727
Content Description A forty-seven page diary of a Virginia woman named Pattie Fitzgerald. Alongside school, courting, friends and family, Fitzgerald writes about darker things. She mentions feelings of hopelessness, a murder, and nightmares. Death is the focus of several entries.There are two notes, one letter, and a dried posy in the front of the diary. Fitzgerald practiced signing her name, with several different last names, on the back of the front cover. Content warnings for thoughts...
Dates: April 19th, 1872 - March 27th, 1883.