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Abigail F. W. Speer Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1598

This scrapbook of Abigail F. Willmarth Speer's contains an index for a history course as well as various news clippings about her husband, Rev. Samuel W. Speer, and his involvement in the field of female education.

Dates

  • 1838-1901

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This scrapbook of Abigail F. Willmarth Speer's contains an index for a history course as well as various news clippings about her husband, Rev. Samuel W. Speer, and his involvement in the field of female education.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abigail Fuller Willmarth Speer was born on February 18, 1809 in Massachusetts to Rachel and John Willmarth. She married Rev. Samuel W. Speer, D.D. (1815-1900) in 1837 and they had one child together, Abigail "Abbie" F. W. Speer (1849-1938). Speer dedicated much of her life to teaching, becoming a distinguished teacher in Southern seminaries. She died very soon after the birth of her daughter on April 28, 1849. Her husband would move on to establish the Willmarth Female College of Natchez in Natchez, Mississippi in 1852, become president of Marshall Female Institute in 1856, and then become president of La Grange Female College in Georgia in 1857.

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
865-974-4480