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Carthage Female Academy Treasurer's Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1212

This book contains a list of the Carthage Female Academy's original stockholders and records of monetary transactions documenting the Academy's finances from 1843 to 1845.

Dates

  • circa 1842-1845
  • Majority of material found within 1843 June 15-November 27

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This book contains a list of the Carthage Female Academy's original stockholders and records of monetary transactions documenting the Academy's finances from 1843 to 1845.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tennessee General Assembly officially formed the Carthage Female Academy on February 5, 1842 with John J. Burnett, Leroy E. Mitchell, Adam Ferguson, Wiatt W. Bailey, William Robertson, and Martin W. Sloane as the institution's trustees. It became a branch of the Geneva Academy in February of 1856 so that it could take advantage of Smith County's public education fund but continued under its own name and retained its own Board of Trustees. The two institutions sold their main buildings in order to buy new land in the 1880s and 1890s, and the Female Academy was opened to men at approximately the same time. Although no further information was located, the Academy seems to have prospered well into the 20th century.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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