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A Trio of Circulars Regarding the Formation of Female Teacher's Institute

Hillsborough County, NH: Teacher's Institute, [1845-1848]. The first of the three circulars was published in May 1845 and discussed how to create and fund a previous proposal to establish a teachers institute in Hillsborough County, NH. The circular was specifically asking to propose an "experiment for three years, of sustaining a Country Normal School for the training of Female Teachers." The second circular dates from March 1847 and gives notices to teachers of the county the first term of the new Teachers Institute located in New Boston, NH, will start in April 1847. The term would last three weeks and while tuition was free, each teacher was expected to pay their own board and travel expenses. This circular deviates from the earlier one as now both male and female teachers are invited to attend. The last circular, undated but presumably from late 1847 or early 1848, details the success the institute had in its first two terms and requests more funding from the towns within Hillsborough County in order to continue. All three circulars were addressed to George Griffin, Esq. in Litchfield, NH. Three single fold, circulars. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" (folded), 15 1/2" x 9 3/4" (unfolded). General wear. Letter folds.

Price: $175.00

Item #20200805