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Julia Ann Hieronymus Tevis in Her Study, c. 1860

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Title

Julia Ann Hieronymus Tevis in Her Study, c. 1860

Description

While teaching in Arbingdon, Virginia, Julia met Rev. John Tevis, an itinerant Methodist minister from Kentucky. The couple married on March 9, 1824 with the understanding that Julia would continue to teach after they married. The reverend preached across a 900-square-mile territory and was often away from home, allowing Julia to live fairly independently.

One year after their marriage, Tevis founded the Science Hill Female Academy in her husband's hometown of Shelbyville, Kentucky, shortly after giving birth to the first of seven children. During the school's first year, she taught 35 students.

Creator

Source

Science Hill Academy, Filson Manuscript Collection

Date

Identifier

Mss. BI 416/57

Citation

C. R. Edwards, “Julia Ann Hieronymus Tevis in Her Study, c. 1860,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1035.