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Isabella Reed Boyd Diploma

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0096

This diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Isabella Reed Boyd on July 29, 1847.

Dates

  • 1847 July 29

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 diploma certifies that the East Tennessee Female Institute conferred the degree of Mistress of Polite Literature on Isabella Reed Boyd on July 29, 1847.

Biographical/Historical Note

Isabella Reed Boyd was born to Benjamin Stephenson and Cynthia Kerr (Brooks) Boyd in Tennessee on June 8, 1831. She earned a Mistress of Polite Literature degree at the East Tennessee Female Institute in 1847 and married Samuel Beckett Boyd (1828-1890) on April 27, 1853. The couple had eight children: Elizabeth Wilson (Boyd) Caswell (1854-1926), Cynthia Irwin (Boyd) McCue (1857-1917), Isabella Reed (Boyd) Allen (1860-1936), Benjamin Stephenson (1862-1929), Samuel Beckett, Sarah Sutherland (Boyd) Saxton (1867-1912), Annie Bruce (1869-1881), and Mary Reed (Boyd) Birdsong. Isabella Boyd died on September 25, 1907 and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480