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Mary Boyce Temple Diploma

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0113

This manuscript, written in Latin, certifies that Mary Boyce Temple earned her A.B. at Vassar College on June 27, 1877. It is signed by Eward Lattenop and J. H. Raymond.

Dates

  • 1877 June 27

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 manuscript, written in Latin, certifies that Mary Boyce Temple earned her A.B. at Vassar College on June 27, 1877. It is signed by Eward Lattenop and J. H. Raymond.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Boyce Temple was born to Oliver Perry and Scotia Caledonia (Hume) Temple in Tennessee on July 6, 1856. She earned her AB from Vassar College in 1877 and was granted an honorary LLD by Lincoln Memorial University in 1921. She was very active in civic, patriotic, and educational work, including the Tennessee Farmers' Institute and Convention, the Rural Credit Commission, the Bonny Kate Chapter of the DAR, the Ossoli Circle, the League of Women Voters, and the General Federation of Womens' Clubs. She was also a member of the Tennessee Commission for the Atlanta Exposition (1895), the first Vice President of the Women's Board of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition (1897), the only woman on the Jury of Higher Education at the St. Louis Exposition (1904), a Commissioner to the Jamestown Exposition (1907), and the Chairman of the Special Days National Conservation Exposition (1913). In addition, Temple wrote a biographical sketch of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1886) and edited Notable Men of Tennessee (1912). She died in Knoxville on May 16, 1929 and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Mary Boyce Temple donated this diploma to Special Collections.

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