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M.E. Kingsford Seminary Invitation

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3559

This invitation is to the closing exercises of the senior class of Mrs. M.E. Kingsford's Seminary. Beneath the information about time and place, the order of exercises is listed. It includes a mix of music and compositions, culminating in the presentation of bibles and a benediction.

The invitation is accompanied by a calling card for Mrs. M.E. Kingsford and young ladies, announcing that they are at home from 8 till 10 Wednesday evening, June 13, 1860. These items presumably arrived in the small envelope addressed to Hon. Mr. Johnson & Lady, House of Representatives, Washington DC. It has been marked as Attended to along its left edge.

Dates

  • 1860 June 13

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This invitation is to the closing exercises of the senior class of Mrs. M.E. Kingsford's Seminary. The invitation is accompanied by a calling card for Mrs. M.E. Kingsford and young ladies, and a small envelope addressed to Hon. Mr. Johnson & Lady, House of Representatives, Washington DC.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary E. Kingsford was born circa 1810 in England. She served as the principal of a female academy.

The M.E. Kingsford Seminary was limited to 20 boarding students and 20 day students. Two of its graduates, Mary Norgott Bryan and Eliza Speiden Childs, have mentioned it in their memoirs.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This manuscript is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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