School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary

Title

School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary

Description

Elizabethtown Seminary's curriculum was designed to be challenging. Science and math were given priority, and subjects included natural history, botany, physiology, atronomy, geology, mineralogy, chemistry, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Viola was often nervous before examinations and dedicated many hours to study.

She and the other students were assigned daily domestic tasks such as preparing meals and doing dishes. Some students also made pies or cakes. It could take up to 2 hours to wash dishes after a single meal.

Creator

Viola Stow (1841-1912)

Source

Stow Family Papers, Filson Manuscript Collection

Date

1858-03-27

Rights

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Format

Type

Still image

Identifier

Recent acquisition

Files

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Citation

Viola Stow (1841-1912), “School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed May 17, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1060.